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

  • Criminal Legal Aid Review: Remuneration for pre-charge engagement

    Criminal defence practitioners play a crucial role in upholding the rule of law. As a former criminal barrister, I greatly value the huge contribution the criminal defence profession makes to our society and commend the resilience and commitment the profession has continued to show during the... More

    Closes 25 January 2021

  • Potential new prison in Buckinghamshire - Public consultation

    The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is seeking the views of residents and businesses on plans for a potential new prison in Buckinghamshire. In line with the government’s commitment to create four new prisons by the mid-2020s, the Ministry of Justice has been looking at potential new prison... More

    Closes 29 January 2021

  • Law Commissions' consultation on automated vehicles: a regulatory framework for automated vehicles

    This is a public consultation by the Law Commission for England and Wales and the Scottish Law Commission. The consultation questions are drawn from our third consultation paper published as part of a review of automated vehicles. For more information about this project, click here . ... More

    Closes 18 March 2021

  • Law Commission call for evidence on smart contracts

    This is a public call for evidence by the Law Commission for England and Wales. The topic of this call for evidence is smart contracts. We are seeking views about, and evidence of, the ways in which smart contracts are being used, and the extent to which the... More

    Closes 31 March 2021

Closed Consultations

  • Modern Slavery Offences Consultation

    This consultation seeks views on a draft of the first dedicated sentencing guidelines for offences under the Modern Slavery Act 2015. These draft guidelines can be found here: ... More

    Closed 15 January 2021

  • Alignment of the fees for online and paper civil money and possession claims

    This consultation sets out the proposal for the alignment of online and paper civil fees. The aim of this proposal is to: ensure that there is an efficient and effective courts system; ensure access to justice, making sure those who need to access the courts can... More

    Closed 30 December 2020

  • Law Commission consultation on hate crime laws

    The Law Commission is reviewing the law in relation to hate crime. For more information about this project, click here. We recommend that you read the Consultation Paper before responding to the consultation. A shorter summary is also available. ... More

    Closed 24 December 2020

  • Law Commission summary consultation on hate crime

    The Law Commission is reviewing the law in relation to hate crime. For more information about this project, click here. This is the page to enter your responses for the shorter, summary version of our consultation paper. If you wish to respond to the questions in the longer, full... More

    Closed 24 December 2020

  • Law Commission consultation on the post conviction confiscation regime

    This is a public consultation by the Law Commission for England and Wales. In 2018 the Law Commission agreed with the Home Office to review the law on confiscation contained within Part 2 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. The primary aims of this review are to ... More

    Closed 18 December 2020