Decades-old laws affecting business tenants to be reviewed

The Law Commission of England and Wales has today announced that it will review the key piece of legislation used by businesses who lease shops, offices and other commercial premises. The new review, commissioned by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) and forming part of Government’s new Anti-Social Behaviour Action Plan, will … Read more >

An update on the 14th Programme of Law Reform

In 2021 the Law Commission consulted on a new 14th Programme of Law Reform. We received around 500 responses covering nearly 200 possibilities for law reform. The consultation concluded in the same year. We are very grateful to all those who engaged with us. The Commission has currently extended the timetable for finalising the 14th Programme. We have taken … Read more >

Compulsory purchase review to ensure laws are fit for future development projects

Law Commission to consider how outdated compulsory purchase laws can be modernised. Government-backed review of technical laws to examine land acquisition and compensation. The Law Commission of England and Wales has announced that it will begin a review of the legislation governing compulsory purchase, in order to make the law simpler, consistent and more accessible. … Read more >

Law Commission appoints new joint Chief Executives

The Law Commission of England and Wales has appointed Joanna Otterburn and Stephanie Hack as joint Chief Executives. Welcoming the appointment of the two new CEOs, who will operate under a job-sharing arrangement, Sir Nicholas Green, Chair of the Law Commission, said: “I am delighted to announce the appointment of Joanna Otterburn and Stephanie Hack … Read more >

Annual report 2021-22 published

The Law Commission’s Annual Report 2021-22 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: Publishing eight major reports since the last annual report, covering topics such … Read more >

Cyhoeddi Adroddiad Blynyddol 2021-22

Mae Adroddiad Blynyddol 2021-2 Comisiwn y Gyfraith wedi’i gyhoeddi. Mae’r stori hon ar gael yn Saesneg (This story is available in English). Mae’r adroddiad blynyddol yn amlygu’r gwaith y mae’r Comisiwn wedi’i wneud dros y deuddeg mis diwethaf, megis: Cyhoeddi wyth adroddiad mawr ers yr adroddiad blynyddol diwethaf. Mae’r adroddiadau yn ymdrin â phynciau fel … Read more >

Online Safety Bill to include Law Commission recommendation targeting the encouragement of serious self-harm

Last week the Government announced that it will update the Online Safety Bill to include the Law Commission’s recommendation to make encouraging or assisting serious self-harm an offence. The recommendation was made in July 2021 as part of the Law Commission’s Modernising Communications Offences report. The project was funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, … Read more >