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  • Miscellaneous amendments to sentencing guidelines

    What is this consultation about? The Sentencing Council has been in existence for over ten years and has built up a large body of sentencing guidelines that are in use in courts throughout England and Wales. There are inevitably issues that arise with existing guidelines over time and... More
    Closes 2 December 2021
  • Proposed new prisons in Wethersfield - Public Consultation

    The Ministry of Justice is seeking the views of residents and businesses on proposed plans for two new prisons in the Braintree District. Having reviewed a number of sites across the country, we believe that land at the Wethersfield Air Base Site in Braintree would be an... More
    Closes 8 November 2021
  • Dispute resolution in England and Wales: Call for Evidence

    This Call for Evidence is seeking evidence on Dispute Resolution from all interested parties, the judiciary, legal profession, mediators and other dispute resolvers, academics, the advice sector, court users. We are particularly interested in collecting evidence from individuals or... More
    Closes 31 October 2021
  • Modernising Lasting Powers of Attorney

    The lasting power of attorney (LPA) was introduced in 2007. It was designed to provide more flexibility and greater protections than its predecessor, the enduring power of attorney (EPA). However, the world is changing and people increasingly want to access services digitally. Digital... More
    Closed 13 October 2021
  • Law Commission consultation on regulating coal tip safety in Wales

    This is a public consultation by the Law Commission for England and Wales. If you would like to respond to this consultation in Welsh, please click here . The current legislation relating to coal tips does not provide an effective management framework for... More
    Closed 10 September 2021
  • Ymgynghoriad Comisiwn y Gyfraith ar reoleiddio diogelwch tomennydd glo yng Nghymru

    Ymgynghoriad cyhoeddus gan Gomisiwn y Gyfraith ar gyfer Cymru a Lloegr yw hon. Os ydych eisiau ymateb i'r ymgynghoriad yn Saesneg, pwyswch yma . Nid yw’r ddeddfwriaeth bresennol sy’n ymwneud a thomenni glo yn darparu fframwaith effeithlon ar gyfer rheoli tomenni glo anweithredol yn yr... More
    Closed 10 September 2021
  • Firearms Importation Offences

    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 its proposed guidelines before they come into force and makes... More
    Closed 8 September 2021
  • Revised Burglary 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 1 September 2021
  • Law Commission consultation on corporate criminal liability

    This is a public consultation by the Law Commission for England and Wales. This project concerns the criminal liability of legal persons, such as companies and limited liability partnerships. At present such legal persons usually may only be convicted of a criminal offence... More
    Closed 31 August 2021
  • Sexual Offences Guidelines Consultation

    Why these amendments to the sexual offences guidelines? The current definitive sexual offences guidelines were published in 2013 and came into force in 2014. This consultation seeks views on a number of proposed amendments to existing sexual offences guidelines to provide greater... More
    Closed 13 August 2021
  • Proposed new prison in Market Harborough: Public Consultation

    The Ministry of Justice is seeking the views of residents and businesses on proposed plans for a new prison near Market Harborough. Having reviewed a number of sites across the country, we believe that land next to HMP Gartree, near Market Harborough would be an appropriate... More
    Closed 2 August 2021
  • Law Commission: 14th Programme of Law Reform

    Dear consultee, Thank you for your interest in the Law Commission and our 14 th Programme of Law Reform. Your contribution will help to shape law reform priorities for the next three to four years. The Law Commission carries out law reform projects with the aim of making the law fair,... More
    Closed 31 July 2021
  • Comisiwn y Gyfraith: 14eg Rhaglen o Ddiwygio'r Gyfraith

    Annwyl ymgynghorai, Diolch am eich diddordeb yng Nghomisiwn y Gyfraith ac ein 14eg Rhaglen o Ddiwygio’r Gyfraith. Fe fydd eich cyfraniad yn helpu llunio ein blaenoriaethau diwygio’r gyfraith am y tair i bedair blynedd nesaf. Mae Comisiwn y Gyfraith yn diwygio’r... More
    Closed 31 July 2021
  • Law Commission call for evidence on digital assets

    This is a public call for evidence by the Law Commission for England and Wales. The topic of this call for evidence is digital assets. We are seeking views about, and evidence of, the ways in which digital assets are being used , treated and dealt with by market participants. It also... More
    Closed 30 July 2021
  • Law Commission consultation on electronic trade documents

    This is a public consultation by the Law Commission for England and Wales. We are conducting a public consultation on provisional proposals to allow for electronic trade documents, such as electronic bills of lading and bills of exchange, to have the same effect in law as... More
    Closed 30 July 2021
  • Proposed new prison in Chorley: Public Consultation

    The Ministry of Justice is seeking the views of residents and businesses on proposed plans for a new prison in Chorley. Having reviewed a number of sites across the country, we believe that land next to HMP Garth and HMP Wymott in Chorley may be an appropriate location for a new... More
    Closed 19 July 2021
  • Reserved matters application for the new prison in Full Sutton: Public Consultation

    The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is consulting on the reserved matters of the new prison at Full Sutton. Following outline planning permission being granted in 2019, MoJ would now like to consult on the reserved matters of the new prison build with the local community, so... More
    Closed 30 June 2021
  • Independent review of criminal legal aid: Call for Evidence

    This consultation has been extended to 28th May 2021. 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: ... More
    Closed 28 May 2021
  • Law Commission summary 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... More
    Closed 27 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
    Closed 27 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
    Closed 17 May 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
    Closed 29 April 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
    Closed 15 April 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
    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
  • 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 our courts and tribunals have the necessary resources to deliver their much-needed services; ensure that those who can afford to... 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
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