Executive liability

Key statutes

  • Crown Proceedings Act 1950
  • Crown Organisations (Criminal Liability) Act 2002

Key secondary legislation


Information/links to recent or currently underway reviews

There have been consequential or minor updates to both Acts. See:

Crown Proceedings Act 1950(external link)

Schedule 5 Consequential Amendments(external link)

In 2015, the Law Commission published a report on the Crown Proceedings Act 1950 and made recommendations to modernise and simplify the Act to help people to seek effective legal redress when the Crown has breached a legal obligation. The Government rejected many of the Law Commission’s recommendations.

See: Crown Proceedings Act 1950(external link)