Wales to develop its own body of law

The Welsh government plans to consolidate all its laws, including those on the environment, and set them out as a distinct body of legislation

The Welsh National Assembly has recently passed major laws on the environment. Photograph: Anthony Baggett/123RFWales wants to develop its own distinct body of law for the first time, covering all areas including the environment.

On 13 December, the Welsh government announced it would consolidate all laws that apply to Wales and set them out as a distinct body of legislation. Wales’ counsel general, MP Mick Antoniw, said the reforms will help improve access to justice, increase efficiency and help form the foundation for a distinct Welsh legal jurisdiction.

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