Annual report 2023-24 published

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The Law Commission’s Annual Report 2023-24 has been published.  The annual report highlights the work the Law Commission has done from October 2023 to March 2024. We would like to thank colleagues across the Law Commission for their input and contribution to this annual report. This has been a particularly busy and productive period in … Read more >

Professor Penney Lewis reappointed as Commissioner and Professor Sarah Green to step down from Law Commission

Professor Penney Lewis has been reappointed as Commissioner for Criminal Law for a further five years, the Government has announced. Originally appointed in 2020, Professor Lewis will now serve until 31 December 2029, leading on projects to ensure that the laws governing areas such as evidence in sexual offences prosecutions, criminal appeals and contempt of court … Read more >

Updated Value of Law Reform

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The Law Commission has today published an update covering 2019 to 2023  looking at how law reform provides tangible and enduring benefits to the economy and society. The update shows the potential for economic gains in excess of £670 million and that our recommendations can lead to positive impacts for significant numbers of people. For … Read more >

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 >