Consultation Hub

This site lists consultations that are run by the Ministry of Justice.

For more information on current government consultations go to GOV.UK.

Open Consultations

  • Increasing the use of mediation in the civil justice system

    This document sets out the Government’s proposal to introduce a requirement to attempt mediation for all proceedings allocated to the small claims track of the County Court. This is the case management process that applies to most types of claims valued under £10,000, although the level is... More

    Closes 4 October 2022

  • Child Cruelty Sentencing Guidelines Consultation

    What is this consultation about? The Sentencing Council proposes to amend its existing sentencing guidelines for child cruelty offences, to reflect recent changes to the statutory maximum penalties. These offences are: Causing or allowing a child to die or suffer serious... More

    Closes 27 October 2022

  • Law Commission consultation on digital assets

    This is a public consultation by the Law Commission for England and Wales. The UK Government asked the Law Commission to make recommendations for reform to ensure that the law is capable of accommodating both crypto-tokens and other digital assets in a way which allows... More

    Closes 4 November 2022

  • Miscellaneous amendments to sentencing guidelines 2022

    What is this consultation about? The Sentencing Council has built up a large body of sentencing guidelines and accompanying materials that are in use in courts throughout England and Wales. Over time guidelines require updating because users have pointed out issues (often using the... More

    Closes 30 November 2022

  • Law Commission Consultation: Review of the Arbitration Act 1996

    This is a public consultation by the Law Commission for England and Wales. This project reviews the Arbitration Act 1996, to consider whether any reform is necessary, to ensure the Act remains state of the art. For more information about this project, click ... More

    Closes 15 December 2022

Closed Consultations

  • Motoring Offences Sentencing Guidelines Consultation

    What is the Sentencing Council? The Sentencing Council is the independent body responsible for developing sentencing guidelines which courts in England and Wales must follow when passing a sentence. The Council consults on proposed guidelines before they come into force and makes... More

    Closed 29 September 2022

  • Law Commission issues paper on remote driving

    The Law Commission for England and Wales invites responses to its remote driving issues paper published on 24 June 2022. The Law Commission is considering the law surrounding remote driving, where a person outside a vehicle uses wireless connectivity to control a... More

    Closed 9 September 2022

  • Immigration legal aid: consultation for new fees for new services

    This consultation proposes new fees to ensure that immigration legal aid fees properly reflect the changes coming to the immigration system. The government invites all interested in the delivery of legally-aided asylum and immigration services to respond to this consultation on new... More

    Closed 5 September 2022

  • Sale of knives etc to persons under 18

    What is this consultation about? The Sentencing Council is proposing to issue two guidelines for the offence of the sale of knives etc to persons under 18 contrary to section 141A of the Criminal Justice Act 1988; one for sentencing individuals and one for sentencing... More

    Closed 24 August 2022

  • Proposed expansion of HMP Fosse Way

    The Ministry of Justice is seeking the views of residents and businesses on proposed plans to expand HMP Fosse Way. Having reviewed where we may be able to provide extra places to keep up with demand, we believe it would be possible to expand HMP Fosse Way using the northern... More

    Closed 19 August 2022