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  • Murder sentencing consultation

    Murder is the most serious crime a person can commit, and we must ensure that in every case the sentence is commensurate with the severity of the crime. Everyone should feel safe in their own home and our sentencing framework must reflect the seriousness of violence and abuse which is committed by those closest to them. The Government has already introduced legislation to give domestic murders specialist consideration in the sentencing framework. These measures were... More
    Closes 4 March 2024
  • Digital assets as personal property draft clauses

    ​This is a public consultation by the Law Commission for England and Wales.​ ​In June 2023 we published our final report on digital assets which included a recommendation that legislation should confirm the existence of a "third category" of personal property into which crypto-tokens and potentially other assets could fall. This is a short consultation on draft legislative provisions that would implement that recommendation. For more information about this project, click ... More
    Closes 23 March 2024
  • Introducing Fees in the Employment Tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal

    This consultation proposes the reintroduction of modest fees in the Employment Tribunals (ET) and Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT), with the aim to contribute to the continuous improvement of His Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service and reduce the cost to the taxpayer to fund these services. The proposals discussed in this consultation are to introduce modest fees for claimants to bring a claim in the ET and appellants bringing an appeal in the EAT. More
    Closes 25 March 2024
  • Crime Lower Consultation

    This consultation follows on from the government response to the Criminal Legal Aid Independent Review (CLAIR) consultation in November 2022. Our response to CLAIR proposed having both investment and structural reforms to the fee schemes. The first phase of our reforms focused on additional investment which led to a 15% increase to most fees from 30 September 2022. The second phase of our plans focuses on longer term systemic reform. We are now taking forward our phase two plans starting... More
    Closes 28 March 2024
  • Statutory Review of the Whiplash Tariff: Call for Evidence

    This Call for Evidence is intended to gather up-to-date information to support the Lord Chancellor as part of the statutory review of the whiplash tariff, introduced on 31 May 2021. The review will assess the whiplash tariff and its component parts, and wider economic, sectorial and other changes since its introduction. In addition to changes related to the personal injury claims sector, it will explore economic factors, such as changes to inflation, and whether there are any... More
    Closes 2 April 2024
  • Setting the Personal Injury Discount Rate

    This Call for Evidence is intended to assist the PIDR Expert Panel in the process of obtaining up-to-date data and information on a wide range of topics relevant to modelling claimants’ likely return on investment. This includes claim and claimant characteristics, claimant investment experience, investment expenses, changes since the 2018 Call for Evidence, the impact and practicalities of adopting a dual/multiple PIDR and the way in which compensation payments are made. ... More
    Closes 9 April 2024
  • Judicial Pensions (Amendment) Regulations 2024: Consultation on the draft regulations

    This consultation sets out MoJ’s proposals to amend the FPJPS regulations, the JPS15 regulations, the JPS22 regulations and the Judicial Offices Order through the 2024 Amendments. The consultation is aimed at judicial office holders, salaried and fee-paid, who are entitled to be a member of the judicial pension scheme, particularly any member of FPJPS and/or JPS22. However, we also welcome views from anyone who is concerned with the operation of the judicial pension scheme. This... More
    Closes 14 April 2024
  • Blackmail, kidnap and false imprisonment 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 changes to the guidelines as a result of consultations. Why blackmail, kidnap and false imprisonment offences? There are currently no guidelines for these serious offences and the... More
    Closes 24 April 2024
  • Law Commission Call for Evidence on digital assets and ETDs in private international law

    This is a public call for evidence by the Law Commission for England and Wales. When parties to a private law dispute are based in different countries, or the facts and issues giving rise to the dispute cross national borders, questions of private international law arise: in which country's courts should the parties litigate their dispute, and which country's law should be applied to resolve it? This project is concerned with the body of domestic law that supplies the rules to determine... More
    Closes 16 May 2024
  • Aggravated Vehicle Taking Offences

    Why aggravated vehicle taking and other motoring related matters? In 2023 the Sentencing Council published new and revised sentencing guidelines for a range of motoring offences relating to dangerous and careless driving. This was a wide-ranging package, but there remain several motoring-related offences for which guidelines do not exist or are out of date. There are currently magistrates’ courts guidelines for aggravated vehicle taking offences involving dangerous... More
    Closes 22 May 2024
  • 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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