The Law Commission is a statutory independent body. We aim:

  • to ensure that the law is as fair, modern, simple and as cost-effective as possible
  • to conduct research and consultations in order to make systematic recommendations for consideration by Parliament, and
  • to codify the law, eliminate anomalies, repeal obsolete and unnecessary enactments and reduce the number of separate statutes.


What does it mean for the Law Commission to be independent?

Former Law Commissioner for property, family and trust law, Professor Elizabeth Cooke, explains the implications of our independence for how we select projects that are suggested to us, how we conduct our projects, and the recommendations we make to government.