Law Commission (England and Wales)

In England and Wales the Law Commission is a Non-Departmental Public Body tasked with keeping the law of England and Wales under review and recommending necessary reforms. It is headed by a chairman and five full-time Law Commissioners.

The Law Commission chooses an area of law to review and publishes a consultation paper to solicit views from interested parties. It then publishes a report recommending any changes to that area of law, for example codification of the common law (derived from case law) or consolidation or revision of statute law, often including draft legislation. At any one time, approximately 20 areas are under review, but in many cases its reports are ignored or only partially implemented.

History

The Law Commission was established by the Law Commission Act 1965. [ [http://www.lawcom.gov.uk/act.htm Law Commission - Law Commissions Act 1965] ]

Chairs

The Right Honourable Lord Justice (Sir Terence) Etherton (2006 - )

The Right Honourable Lord Justice Roger Toulson (2002-2006)

Dame Mary Arden (1996-1999)

Lord Justice Henry Brooke (1993-1995)
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Baron Leslie Scarman (1965-1973)

ee also

*Law reform

References

External links

* [http://www.lawcom.gov.uk/ UK Law Commission website]


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