“The Law Commission’s proposals are complex and require careful study. If they are wrongheaded and provide insufficient protection for whistleblowers and journalists they should be the subject of careful and considered rebuttal, not inaccurate headlines and accusations of improper motives.”
The Law Commission is an independent body – currently chaired by Lord Justice Bean – which examines the current state of the law in various areas and, after consultation, makes proposals for reform. These are invariably carefully researched, well argued proposals – many of which are, unfortunately, ignored by Governments which do not treat law reform as a legislative priority.
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