Consultation on 14th Programme of Law Reform now open

The Law Commission has today launched a consultation for our 14th Programme of law reform. The responses we receive from the public will shape a great deal of the work of the Commission for the next few years. We are asking for your help to identify areas of the substantive law of England and Wales that need reform, and to prioritise those reforms.

In addition to supporting the creation of fair, modern and clear law, these potential law reform projects can play a role in the crucial tasks of helping the country recover from the effects of the COVID‑19 pandemic and in addressing some of the consequences for the law of leaving the EU.

We have outlined some areas where we think reform may be needed and some ideas for potential projects that could form part of our Programme. We want to hear your views on whether you think these are good ideas for projects and/or your own ideas where law reform is needed.

Sir Nicholas Green, Chair of the Law Commission said:

“Our programmes of law reform are an important opportunity to hear from a wide range of people about areas of law that are most in need of improvement or development.

“We are grateful to everyone who responds to the consultation. Your contributions will be invaluable in helping us to decide which projects we suggest to the Lord Chancellor we should take forward for review. Your input will help us to clarify and modernise the law, benefitting society and businesses across England and Wales.”

The consultation closes on 31 July 2021.

Find out more and respond to the 14th Programme consultation here.