Creating an account will allow you to access and participate in our online consultations. To create an account please enter a username and password of your choice and a valid email address.
Your username is the only information that will be publicly visible on this website.
Terms and Conditions
The Law Commission (the Commission) is a public organisation and seeks to elicit public feedback on its work through this website (the Site) as part of a broad consultation process involving a variety of audiences. The website provides visitors with news and events, a database of all online publication material, an online submission capability, as well as a space for registered users to participate in online discussions.
You agree to use the Law Commission website only for lawful purposes and in a manner that does not infringe the rights of or restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of any third party. This includes conduct which is unlawful or which may harass or cause distress or inconvenience to any person, the transmission of obscene or offensive content or disruption to Law Commission blogs and forums.
You must not post or transmit through Law Commission blogs or forums any unlawful, defamatory, obscene, offensive or scandalous material, or any material that constitutes or encourages conduct that would contravene any law.
You agree not to access the website by any means other than through the website and interfaces that are provided by the Law Commission for use in accessing this site.
Registration and making comments on forums and blogs
User registration to the site requires you to select an appropriate username. By doing so you can then participate freely in forum discussions that interest you, while protecting your individual and work interests.
Once a username has been chosen you cannot change the username. Please contact the administrator if you believe you have good reason for your username to be changed.
If a Username is deemed to be offensive, inflammatory, controversial or otherwise inappropriate, the username and comments will not be posted.
All blog comments are subject to moderation by the Law Commission and its appointed representatives and so publication of comments may not be immediate.
The purpose of moderation is to ensure that the discussion remains on topic, does not include offensive or discriminatory language and that no person’s privacy or security is breached.
The Law Commission welcomes your participation in its various online consultations. To ensure that your contributions meets legal requirements and the discussion stays on track, all comments posted to the blog will be moderated by the Law Commission before publication, according to the Protocols for Participation.
Comments that do not comply with the Protocols below may not be published.
Users of the website acknowledge there will be a delay to allow moderation and that publication of comments will not be immediate. The Law Commission undertakes to moderate all comments within 1 hour of receipt, during work hours.
During moderation, comments are kept in a secure database accessed only by the Law Commission and its appointed representatives.
Protocols for participation
The intent of the Protocols for Participation is to create a positive environment where people are able to publicly contribute their views in the spirit of promoting respectful relationships, without fear of abuse or harassment or exposure to offensive or otherwise inappropriate content and protecting the operators of the consultation forum from legal liability.
Commenting in Law Commission forums and blogs is like having a conversation or speaking at a physical meeting, so normal social conventions apply. Help us to keep the conversation on topic by being polite, constructive and respectful of others.
By contributing to Law Commission forums and blogs, you:
When contributing your views to Law Commission forums and blogs, you will ensure that you:
As a general rule, comments and posts will not be edited, particularly not for spelling or grammatical errors, nor for quality of thought or argument. Posts will only be edited to protect the privacy of an individual or organisation and/or to protect from potential defamation, in which case a name or comment may be removed by the moderator and replaced with an ellipsis:’…Comments and posts that do not comply with the protocols in other ways may not be published.