Scottish Law Commission

The Scottish Law Commission is an advisory non-departmental public body of the Scottish Government. It was established in 1965 to keep Scots law under review and recommend necessary reforms to improve, simplify and update the country's legal system. It was established by the Law Commissions Act 1965 (as amended) at the same time as the Law Commission in England and Wales.[1]

Scottish Law Commission
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Agency overview
Formed1965; 56 years ago (1965)
Typeadvisory non-departmental public body
Headquarters140 Causewayside. Edinburgh EH9 1PR
Motto"Promoting law reform"
Minister responsible
Agency executives
Parent departmentJustice Directorate of the Scottish Government
Key document
Scotland in the UK and Europe

Appointments are ordinarily made in accordance with the Commissioner for Public Appointments in Scotland's Code of Practice.

The commission is part of the Commonwealth Association of Law Reform Agencies.