The Jersey Law Commission

simplifying and modernising our island’s laws

What we do


Our ‘scoping’  consultation on reform of the law relating to criminal appeals against conviction is open from 27 July to 16 December 2016 (extended deadline). This aims to identify more precisely what legal practitioners, members of the judiciary and experts consider to be the the key problems with the current law. We welcome input into our initial thinking from individuals and organisations. For more information, visit this page.


The Jersey Law Commission is an independent body set up by the States of Jersey in 1996 to identify and examine aspects of law with a view to their development and reform.

We carry out research and consultations to

  • eliminate anomalies
  • recommend repeal of obsolete and unnecessary enactments
  • reduce of the number of separate enactments
  • simplify and modernise the law of Jersey.

Our recommendations are considered by the Chief Minister of Jersey and the assembly of the States of Jersey.

The Commissioners are unpaid; we work on the reform projects part-time.

We welcome comments on our current projects and suggestions for future areas of work. Our contact details are here; alternatively leave an online message below.