The Law Commission is the statutory independent body created by the Law Commissions Act 1965 to keep the law under review and to recommend reform where it is needed. The aim of the Commission is to ensure that the law is:
We are pleased to welcome Nicholas Paines QC (pictured) to the Law Commission to lead our work on public law.
Mr Paines, who joins the Commission on 18 November 2013, is a leading silk in EU and public law. He sits as a Deputy High Court Judge in the Administrative Court, a Deputy Judge of the Upper Tribunal (Administrative Appeals Chamber) and the First-tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber) and a Recorder in the Crown Court. He is also a member of the Bar of Northern Ireland.
Chairman Sir David Lloyd Jones said: “Mr Paines is highly experienced and well respected throughout the legal profession. We are delighted that he is joining us. His knowledge and experience will be invaluable in taking forward our law reform work in public law.
“I am also delighted that David Hertzell has been re-appointed as Law Commissioner for commercial and common law for a further year. Since his appointment in 2007, Mr Hertzell has led many law reform projects for the Commission, including our far-reaching and comprehensive programme on the reform of insurance law, with significant success.
“This is an exciting time for the Law Commission; we expect to commence work on our new programme of law reform in 2014, and it will be of great benefit to the Commission that Mr Paines and Mr Hertzell will be with us.”