The Commission's Study Paper, Maximum Penalties for Criminal Offences (SP21) examines how maximum penalties might be conceptualised and dealt with. The Commission does not make any recommendations on this Study Paper.
The Law Commission publishes many different publications. Each type, such as reports, issues papers, and ministerial briefings, has its own series.
Each series has its own purpose. For example, issues papers identify law reform issues and call for submissions from the public. Reports are the final result of a project and contain recommendations for law reform. Use the search filters below to find particular publications.
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The Commission's Study Paper, Privacy Concepts and Issues (SP19) is the outcome of stage 1 of the Law Commission’s Review of Privacy, and provides background for the later stages. It establishes a conceptual framework for the Review;...
This Paper, Reforms to the Sentencing and Parole Structure: Consultation Draft (PP0) – essentially an unpublished Preliminary Paper – was distributed to stakeholders in April 2006, to solicit their views on our proposed sentencing and...
The Commission's Study Paper, The Infringements System: A Framework for Reform (SP16) contains the Commission's recommendations regarding the breadth and scope of infringement offences and their penalty structures. The paper is the...
The Commission's Preliminary Paper, Reforming Criminal Pre-Trial Processes (PP55).
The Commission's Study Paper, Intimate Covert Filming (SP15) responds to the government’s request for advice on any required law changes to deal with secret filming, recommends new criminal offences for making, distributing and...
The Commission's Study Paper, Liability for Loss Resulting from the Development, Supply or Use of Genetically Modified Organisms (SP14)
The Commission's Study Paper, Electronic Technology and Police Investigations (SP12).
The Commission's Preliminary Paper, Protecting Personal Information From Disclosure (PP49).
The Commission's Preliminary Paper, Some Problems in the Law of Trusts (PP48).