Devolution of law-making in Wales today means that the National Assembly for Wales can make law in 20 subject areas ranging from health, education, housing and certain areas of social welfare to planning and economic development. At the same time the Welsh ministers have wide-ranging ministerial law-making powers.
The Welsh government has published its legislative programme for 2013-14, which includes housing, higher education, domestic abuse and a planning reform bill.
The Law Society in Wales responds to consultations and works to influence law-making from policy development to implementation. Here are our Law Society responses to Welsh government and National Assembly for Wales consultations:
Devolution in Wales is dynamic and the Law Society in Wales is at the forefront of developments.
Read the Law Society's evidence (PDF 118kb) to the Constitution and Legislative Affairs Committee of the National Assembly for Wales Inquiry into a separate jurisdiction and the committee's report.
A UK government commission on devolution called the Silk Commission is reviewing the powers of the National Assembly for Wales. The Law Society has held a seminar with the commission to explore the constitution, the courts and the economy.
Read the Law Society's evidence to the Silk Commission (PDF 223kb)
The Law Society Wales Office commissions monitoring reports on the scrutiny of new Welsh legislation and consultations and inquiries by the National Assembly for Wales, the Welsh government, the Welsh Affairs Committee, the Wales Office and UK Commissions, as well as recording relevant news from these bodies.
The progress of all Bills in the National Assembly for Wales is recorded in full in our reports.
View previous Monitoring Reports.