simplifying and modernising our island’s laws
The Jersey Law Commission is seeking applications for new Commissioners. The present chairman and one other law Commissioner retire at the end of January 2021.
The 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.
The Commission carries out research and consultations to eliminate anomalies, recommend repeal of obsolete and unnecessary enactments, reduce the number of separate enactments, and simplify and modernise the law of Jersey.
Recent examples of the Commission’s work include consultation papers and final reports on Improving Administrative Redress (including recommendations for the creation of an Ombudsman) and, our most recent recommendations for appropriate laws in the area of Assisted Reproduction and Surrogacy. Current projects include a review of the law of Champerty and Maintenance, Grounds for Criminal Appeals and Prescription and Limitation
The Commission’s recommendations are considered by the Legislation Advisory Panel and through that Panel to the Chief Minister of Jersey.
Ideal candidates are likely to be current or recently retired legal practitioners and academics.
Appointments are for 5 years and are subject to confirmation by the States of Jersey. The office of Commissioner is unremunerated.
For further details of the Commission and how it operates please refer to
Applications should be made in writing enclosing a current CV before 18thSeptember 2020 addressed to:
The Jersey Law Commission
c/o Corbett Le Quesne
1a West’s Centre
or by email to email@example.com