The Ministry of Justice prepares the central legislation concerning the legal position of individuals and communities. For instance family and inheritance law, contract law, law of damages, consumer protection and company law belong to the Ministry's area of responsibility.
The legal relationships in everyday life are affected by many kinds of changes. The variety of lifestyles and values, family forms alternative to the traditional nuclear family and international family relations are becoming all the more common. Even business activities are becoming continuously more global, and cross-border consumer sales are growing. Indebtedness of households and problems related to debt have also increased.