Views sought on criminal appeals process

On Thursday 27 July, the Law Commission of England and Wales is publishing a paper asking for views on whether and how the law governing appeals for criminal cases should be reformed.   The appeals process allows individuals to challenge their conviction or sentence if they disagree with the verdict or penalty. In this way, … Read more >

Recommendations on espionage offences implemented in National Security Act 2023

On Tuesday 11 July, the Law Commission’s recommendations on espionage became law as the National Security Act secured Royal Assent.    The Act, which includes several Law Commission recommendations set out in the Protection of Official Data report, aims to modernise counter-espionage laws and address evolving national security threats. It was first introduced in the … Read more >

Mr Justice Fraser appointed Chair of the Law Commission

The Government has today announced the appointment of Sir Peter Fraser as the new Chair of the Law Commission of England and Wales. Sir Peter will play a pivotal role in overseeing the Commission’s law reform and making key strategic decisions. Alongside the other Commissioners, he will be instrumental in leading the Commission’s work to … Read more >

New recommendations for reform and development of the law on digital assets to secure UK’s position as global crypto hub

The Law Commission of England and Wales has today published recommendations for reform and development of the law relating to digital assets. Digital assets – which include crypto-tokens (sometimes referred to as ‘cryptocurrencies’) and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) – are used for an increasing variety of purposes in modern society, such as for investment, for making … Read more >