Annual report 2019-20 published

The Law Commission’s Annual Report 2019-20 has been published.

This story is also available in Welsh (Mae’r stori hon ar gael yn y Gymraeg hefyd).

The annual report highlights the work that the Commission has done over the past twelve months, such as:

  • Hosting the seventh Scarman lecture where we heard from Baroness Hale, the then-President of the Supreme Court who spoke about thirty years of the Children Act
  • Welcoming Professor Penney Lewis, the new Criminal Law Commissioner, and Professor Sarah Green, the new Commercial and Common Law Commissioner to the Law Commission, both of whom started in 2020. We also welcomed two new Non-Executive Board Members, Joshua Rozenberg and Baroness Deech.
  • Laying six reports with recommendations for reform in Parliament, including on Anti-Money Laundering, the Electronic Execution of Documents and on Electoral Laws.
  • Publishing two consultations – the second of three on automated vehicles, and one on the system of intermediated securities


Sir Nicholas Green, Chair of the Law Commission said:

“Despite the challenges of the last year, these past twelve months have been one of achievement for the Law Commission.

“The recommendations that we have made will simplify and improve the law in a number of vital areas. They will make a real difference to tackling money laundering, simplifying immigration laws and improving the effectiveness of employment tribunals. During this period, we have also embarked upon some very major new projects.

“I would like to thank everyone at the Commission for their hard work and also to those from outside the organisation who have contributed to our law reform work by providing their support, views and expertise.”


Download the Law Commission’s Annual Report 2019-20.