Corporate report

Law Commission Annual Report 2017-18

The fifty-second annual report of the Law Commission. Reference number: LC379.


Law Commission Annual Report 2017-18

Law Commission Annual Report 2017-18 (Print file)

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The Law Commission’s 2017-18 Annual report reveals successes including:

  • the publication of the 13th Programme of Law Reform – 14 new areas of law from automated vehicles to residential leasehold
  • the 6th Annual Scarman Lecture, delivered by the then Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd
  • updated figures which show that seven out of every 10 (70%) Law Commission reports have been wholly or partly implemented or accepted over the past half century
  • 3 reports with recommendations for reform laid in Parliament
Published 19 July 2018