- Posted by: Mike Hedges MS
- Category: Latest News
The Welsh Government is to work with a leading legal publisher to develop an online encyclopaedia of Welsh law as part of efforts to improve access to legislation, the Counsel General, Theodore Huckle QC, announced today.
Speaking in the National Assembly, the Counsel General said law that applies in Wales needs to be understandable and be freely accessible to the public in both Welsh and in English.
The Counsel General also announced work is currently underway with the National Archives to improve access to Welsh law on legislation.gov.uk. This will involve signposting the territorial application of existing legislation. He said concerns have been expressed by the judiciary, academics and legal practitioners that legislation can be inaccessible.