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The Law Commission is an independent body set up by Parliament in 1965 to keep the law of England and Wales under review and recommend necessary reforms. It is headed by five full-time Law Commissioners, with (as of 2005) The Hon. Mr Justice Toulson, a High Court judge, as Chairman. The debating chamber or hemicycle of the European Parliament in Brussels. ... 1965 was a common year starting on Friday (link goes to calendar). ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The term High Court could refer to one of the following institutions: High Court of England and Wales High Court of Australia The Four Courts of Ireland The High Court of Justiciary in Scotland And the 18 High Courts of India The High Court of Andhra Pradesh The High Court...


The Law Commission chooses an area of law to review and publishes a consultation paper to solicit views from interested parties. It then publishes a report recommending any changes to that area of law, for example codification of the common law (derived from case law) or consolidation or revision of statute law, often including draft legislation. At any one time, approximately 20 areas are under review, but in many cases its reports are ignored or only partially implemented. This article concerns the common-law legal system, as contrasted with the civil law legal system; for other meanings of the term, within the field of law, see common law (disambiguation). ... Case law - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... A statute is a formal, written law of a country or state, written and enacted by its legislative authority, perhaps to then be ratified by the highest executive in the government, and finally published. ...


A similar body, the Scottish Law Commission, keeps the law in Scotland under review. Scotland (Alba in Scottish Gaelic) is a country in northwest Europe, occupying the northern third of the island of Great Britain. ...


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  • Law Commission of Canada

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Law Commission - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (219 words)
The Law Commission is an independent body set up by Parliament in 1965 to keep the law of England and Wales under review and recommend necessary reforms.
It is headed by five full-time Law Commissioners, with (as of 2005) The Hon.
It then publishes a report recommending any changes to that area of law, for example codification of the common law (derived from case law) or consolidation or revision of statute law, often including draft legislation.
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