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 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 15 April 2021

  • Judicial Review: Proposals for Reform

    We are implementing our Manifesto commitment to “ensure that Judicial Review is available to protect the rights of the individual against an overbearing state, while ensuring that it is not abused to conduct politics by another means or to create needless delays.” The Independent Review... More

    Closes 29 April 2021

  • Independent review of criminal legal aid: Call for Evidence

    The Independent Review is focussed on the long-term sustainability of Criminal Legal Aid in England & Wales. The Review will consider the Criminal Legal Aid System in its entirety, specifically it seeks to ensure that it: provides high quality legal advice and... More

    Closes 7 May 2021

  • Increasing selected court fees and Help with Fees income thresholds by inflation

    This consultation sets out the proposal to increase selected court fees and Help with Fees income thresholds by inflation. 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... More

    Closes 17 May 2021

  • Law Commission consultation on intimate image abuse

    This is a public consultation by the Law Commission for England and Wales. The Law Commission is conducting a review of the existing criminal law as it relates to taking, making and sharing intimate images without consent. In particular we look at the current range of offences which apply in... More

    Closes 27 May 2021

Closed Consultations

  • 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

    Closed 8 April 2021

  • Ditch construction at the new prison in Full Sutton: Public Consultation

    In September 2019, East Riding of Yorkshire Council granted outline planning permission to the Ministry of Justice for the development of a new Category C prison, on land adjacent to the existing HMP Full Sutton. The new prison will contribute to the delivery of the four new prisons that... More

    Closed 21 February 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

    Closed 29 January 2021

  • 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

    Closed 25 January 2021

  • 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