In offering the Government independent advice on law reform, the Commission works under a programme of law reform. A consultation is carried out on the possible content of each Programme, before the Programme is submitted to Scottish Ministers for approval and laid before the Scottish Parliament. During the consultation, we ask for ideas for law reform projects from Government, the judiciary, the legal and business worlds, interest groups and the public. The Commission also accepts referrals at any time from Ministers and Government departments, seeking to review areas of law.
how we approach an individual law reform project included within a Programme of Law Reform, including consultation, and the delivery of our recommendations to Ministers, and our publications for these purposes
our work on consolidation of statutes
our work on statute law repeals
The giving of advice and information to government.
The Commission produces a newsletter twice year, giving information about the Commission's activities and details of progress with current law reform projects. The newsletters are published on our website.
News about the Commission's activities, including press releases for individual law reform projects, are also made available on our website.