Northern Ireland Law Commission

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The Northern Ireland Law Commission is a Law Commission in Northern Ireland created under section 50 of the Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2002, implementing recommendations following the Good Friday Agreement.[1] It replaced the non-statutory Law Reform Advisory Committee.

The Northern Ireland Law Commission keeps the law of Northern Ireland under review, with a view to law reform. It has five members, a part-time chairman and four full-time commissioners, appointed by the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland. The chairman is a judge of the High Court of Northern Ireland, who retains judicial office. The other commissioners are a barrister, a solicitor, a legal academic, and a layperson.


  1. ^ "About Us". Website of the Northern Ireland Law Commission. Northern Ireland Law Commission. Retrieved 9 July 2011. 

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