The Commission President, Ms Justice Mary Laffoy, and Commissioner Raymond Byrne attended the 2019 Annual Conference of the four neighbouring Law Commissions of England & Wales, Scotland, Jersey and Ireland, which was held this year in London on Thursday 17th and Friday 18th October 2019.
This year’s conference theme was the economic and strategic value of law reform, and it provided the four Commissions with the opportunity to discuss the positive value that the work of law reform commissions has brought to their societies, as well as the need to ensure that they remain relevant for the future. Ms Justice Laffoy and Commissioner Byrne were also delighted to accept the invitation from the Law Commission of England & Wales to attend a session on Thursday of its conference (organised jointly with the Office of the Parliamentary Counsel to the UK Government) on the future of law and legislation, which is directly relevant to the Commission’s project on the Accessibility, Consolidation and Online Publication of Legislation (part of our 4th Programme of Law Reform), which is nearing completion.
(L-R, Back row: Nicholas Paines QC, Malcolm McMillan, Professor David Ormerod, Professor Nick Hopkins, Mark Dunlop, Stephen Lewis, Matthew Jolley, Raymond Byrne, Phillip Golding.
Front row: Ms. Justice Mary Laffoy, Sir Nicholas Green, Lady Ann Paton, Clive Chaplin, Professor Claire de Than.)