The Law Commission is the statutory independent body created by the Law Commissions Act 1965 to keep the law of England and Wales under review and to recommend reform where it is needed. The aim of the Commission is to ensure that the law is:

  • fair
  • modern
  • simple
  • cost effective

Latest news

  • Digital assets: Call for Evidence and Draft Legislation

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    The Law Commission is today launching a call for evidence to inform their project on private international law in the context of digital assets and electronic trade documents. We are separately seeking views on draft legislation following our report on digital assets in June 2023. Digital assets and ETDs in private international law In our … Read more >

  • Government responds to anti-money laundering recommendations

    The Government has published its response to the Law Commission’s anti-money laundering report. Of the 19 recommendations made, the Government has accepted, or partially accepted, 13 of them. The original report looked at the existing law around reporting suspicious financial activity. This provides law enforcement with the means to investigate and gather intelligence and protects … Read more >

  • Annual report 2022-23 published

    The Law Commission’s Annual Report 2022-23 has been published. The annual report highlights the work that the Law Commission has done over the past 18 months from April 2022 to September 2023. We would like to thank colleagues across the Law Commission for their input and contribution to this annual report. Some examples of key … Read more >

  • Review of law on kinship


    If a child can’t live with their parents, they should ideally live with someone they already know and trust. This is called kinship care.  The Law Commission will be carrying out a review into the legal framework for kinship carers. The project has been referred to us by the Department for Education who are seeking … Read more >