The Jersey Law Commission

simplifying and modernising our island’s laws

What we do

administrationImproving administrative redress in Jersey: we are consulting about how grievances against public authorities (Ministers, civil servants, Parishes and other bodies) are resolved. For more information, visit this page. The consultation period runs for three months, ending 29 July 2016.


fingerprintOur scoping report consultation on reform of the law relating to criminal appeals against conviction is open from 27 July to 31 October 2016. 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.


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