Open Consultations

  • Revising the ‘Help with Fees’ remission scheme

    This consultation seeks views on a number of changes to the ‘Help with Fees’ remission scheme for courts and tribunal fees. This consultation proposes a series of reforms to make the Help with Fees scheme more generous, target financial assistance at those most in need, whilst providing value for money for the taxpayer. The key changes are to: Raise the income thresholds for determining eligibility Revise the... More
    Closes 30 May 2023
  • Supporting earlier resolution of private family law arrangements

    A consultation on resolving families’ disputes earlier through family mediation. This consultation is open to all. We would be particularly interested to hear from organisations representing separating families, family justice professionals, mediation service providers, other dispute resolution service providers and individuals who have lived experience of the family courts or mediation. More
    Closes 15 June 2023
  • Decentralised Autonomous Organisations (DAOs) - Law Commission Call for Evidence

    This is a call for evidence by the Law Commission for England and Wales. The Law Commission has been asked to undertake a 15-month scoping study to explore and describe the current treatment of DAOs under the law of England and Wales and identify options for how they should be treated in law in the future in a way which would clarify their status and facilitate uptake. Given the myriad DAO implementations, the scoping study might identify different “types” or... More
    Closes 24 June 2023
  • Tribunals leadership: Consultation on reform of the office of Senior President of Tribunals

    The independent office of Senior President of Tribunals (SPT) provides leadership to the tribunals judiciary. Since the creation of the statutory office, the senior judiciary across the courts and tribunals have taken forward a number of initiatives to bring the courts and tribunals closer together (the ‘One Judiciary’ programme) and shape a modern justice system. To give further support to One Judiciary, the Government proposes to replace the existing office of... More
    Closes 6 July 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 increase the understanding of consent and sexual harm and improve the treatment of victims while ensuring that defendants receive a fair trial. For more information... More
    Closes 29 September 2023
  • Law Commission of England and Wales: your ideas for law reform

    Please use this questionnaire to tell us where you think there is a significant problem with the law. We want to know what you think is wrong and what practical problems arise. Please give us as much information as you can, even if you cannot answer all the questions. More
    Closes 31 December 2050
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