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

  • Law Commission issues paper on criminal appeals

    This is a public consultation by the Law Commission for England and Wales. The Law Commission is conducting a review of the law governing appeals in criminal cases and considering the need for reform with a view to ensuring that the courts have powers that enable the effective,...

    Closes 30 November 2023

  • Law Commission summary issues paper on criminal appeals

    This is a public consultation by the Law Commission for England and Wales. The Law Commission is conducting a review of the law governing appeals in criminal cases and considering the need for reform with a view to ensuring that the courts have powers that enable the effective,...

    Closes 30 November 2023

  • Miscellaneous Amendments to sentencing guidelines 2023

    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...

    Closes 30 November 2023

  • Law Commission supplementary consultation on wills

    This is a public consultation by the Law Commission for England and Wales. The law governing wills is largely a product of the Victorian era. It is governed by both legislation – primarily, the Wills Act 1837 – and case law, some of which has been developing for hundreds of years....

    Closes 8 December 2023

  • Implementing increases to selected court and tribunal fees

    This consultation proposes changes to selected court and tribunal fees, which aim to contribute to the continuous improvement of His Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service and reduce the cost to the taxpayer to fund its services. The proposals discussed in this consultation are to: ...

    Closes 22 December 2023

Closed Consultations

  • Reforming Fees in the United Kingdom Supreme Court

    This consultation proposes a series of reforms to the fees payable in the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom. These reforms will secure additional resources that will go directly towards supporting the Supreme Court’s operation. In doing so, this will support the Supreme Court in its important...

    Closed 27 November 2023

  • Consultation on youth remand funding arrangements

    This paper sets out for consultation the current system of youth remand funding and asks for views about how funding can be used to meet the youth justice system’s aim of preventing offending and reoffending by children and young people. The consultation is aimed at Local Authorities, Youth...

    Closed 8 November 2023

  • Law Commission consultation on the way evidence is used when courts deal with sexual offences - Easy Read

    This is a public consultation by the Law Commission for England and Wales. The Law Commission is conducting a review of the law, guidance, and practice relating to the trial process in prosecutions of sexual offences and considering the need for reform in order to increase the...

    Closed 31 October 2023

  • Law Commission summary consultation on evidence in sexual offences prosecutions

    This is a public consultation by the Law Commission for England and Wales. The Law Commission is conducting a review of the law, guidance, and practice relating to the trial process in prosecutions of sexual offences and considering the need for reform in order to...

    Closed 31 October 2023

  • Law Commission consultation on evidence in sexual offences prosecutions

    This is a public consultation by the Law Commission for England and Wales. The Law Commission is conducting a review of the law, guidance, and practice relating to the trial process in prosecutions of sexual offences and considering the need for reform in order to increase the...

    Closed 31 October 2023