Law Commission recruiting new Commissioner for Public Law and the Law in Wales

The Law Commission has announced that it is looking for a new Public Law and Law in Wales Commissioner, who will be instrumental in leading law reform.  

The Law Commission is led by a Chair and four Commissioners, who play a crucial role in the evolution of law in England and Wales. The role of Commissioner is not restricted to the academic task of drafting consultation papers and reports. Commissioners play a key part in meeting with stakeholders and contributing towards strategic decisions which affect the organisation. Together, they have a collective responsibility for ensuring the Commission’s reputation for quality, impartiality, and independence is maintained. 

The new appointment would oversee the work of the Public Law and Law in Wales team, whose completed and ongoing projects span topics such as automated vehicles, devolved tribunals in Wales, compulsory purchase, and disabled children’s social care. 

The Commission is encouraging applications from individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds, who have excelled in the field of public law, have the ability to successfully deal with the law in Wales, and are committed to the importance of delivering effective law reform.  

The Commissioner will be appointed on a full-time basis for a term of five years, commencing in February 2024.  

More information on the Commissioner role is available here. 

Applications should be submitted here, by 11am on Wednesday 31 May 2023.