Devolution of law-making in Wales today means that the National Assembly for Wales can legislate on matters that are not reserved to the UK Parliament. This is termed a Reserved Powers Model.
Examples of areas that are reserved and therefore not devolved to the National Assembly include:
The Law Society in Wales responds to consultations and works to influence law-making from policy development to implementation. Here are some recent Law Society responses to Welsh government and National Assembly for Wales consultations in the field of planning law:
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.