Professor Hugh Beale QC is replaced as Law Commissioner after his tenure comes to an end

Insurance and commercial lawyer, David Hertzell, has been unveiled has the new Law Commissioner, the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice Lord Falconer has announced.

Hertzell will take over from Professor Hugh Beale QC FBA when his tenure as Law Commissioner ends on 30 June 2007.

Law Commission chairman, Sir Terence Etherton said: "Professor Hugh Beale has given outstanding service since 2000 as the Law Commissioner for England and Wales leading on Commercial and Common Law projects.

"We extend thanks and warm wishes to him for the future. At the same time, we are delighted to welcome David Hertzell as a most worthy successor. We are particularly pleased to have the benefit of his experience as a practising solicitor with a long and distinguished career in insurance and other areas of commercial law, both advisory and litigious.”

Hertzell’s appointment will lasts for five years.

Law Commission

The Law Commission is a non-political independent body, set up by Parliament in 1965 to
keep all the law of England and Wales under review, and to recommend reform where it is