Outdated laws on disposal of the deceased to be reviewed, including burials, cremation and other methods – Law Commission

Posted January 6th, 2023 in burials and cremation, Law Commission, news, statute law revision by tracey

‘The Law Commission of England and Wales has begun a new project that will review the ancient laws that govern the process of dealing with the remains of the deceased – bringing them into line with modern needs.’

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Law Commission, 22nd December 2022

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

Law Commission recommendation targeting the encouragement of serious self-harm to be included in Online Safety Bill – Law Commission

‘Last week the Government announced that it will update the Online Safety Bill to include the Law Commission’s recommendation to make encouraging or assisting serious self-harm an offence.’

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Law Commission, 29th November 2022

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

New laws to better protect victims from abuse of intimate images – Ministry of Justice

Posted November 25th, 2022 in bills, consent, internet, Law Commission, Ministry of Justice, news, pornography, victims by tracey

‘Victims will be better protected from abusers who share intimate images without their consent, under a raft of changes to the law announced today (25 November 2022).’

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Ministry of Justice, 25th November 2022

Source: www.gov.uk

Law Commission recommendations to protect victims of intimate image abuse to be implemented – Law Commission

Posted November 25th, 2022 in bills, consent, internet, Law Commission, Ministry of Justice, news, pornography, victims by tracey

‘The Government has today announced that it will implement Law Commission recommendations to strengthen the law to protect victims of intimate image abuse.’

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Law Commission, 25th November 2022

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

Law Commission seeks views on decentralised autonomous organisations (DAOs) – Law Commission

‘The Law Commission has launched a call for evidence asking users and other experts for information about how decentralised autonomous organisations – DAOs – can be characterised, and how the law of England and Wales might accommodate them now and in the future.’

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Law Commission, 16th November 2022

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

New reforms to recover millions more from the proceeds of crime – Law Commission

‘The Law Commission has published new reforms to overhaul the system for recovering the proceeds of criminal activities.’

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Law Commission, 9th November 2022

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

Commission urges reform of ‘ineffective’ confiscation regime – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Codification of legal decisions reached in more than 500 cases brought under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 is among the proposals of a call for reform of an “ineffective” confiscation regime published today.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 9th November 2022

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Law Commission to review how private international law applies to digital assets and other emerging technology – Law Commission

‘The Law Commission of England and Wales has launched a Government-commissioned review that aims to provide clarity on how private international law rules can apply to emerging technology, such as digital assets and electronic trade documents.’

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Law Commission, 18th October 2022

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

Electronic Trade Documents Bill introduced to Parliament – Law Commission

Posted October 13th, 2022 in bills, documents, electronic filing, Law Commission, news, shipping law by tracey

‘On Wednesday [12th October], an Electronic Trade Documents Bill was presented before Parliament. The Bill, which is based on Law Commission recommendations and draft legislation, with some modifications, proposes changes to the law that would allow for the legal recognition of electronic versions of trade documents, such as bills of lading and bills of exchange.’

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Law Commission, 13th October 2022

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

New reforms to ensure UK retains position as a leader in international arbitration – Law Commission

‘The Law Commission of England and Wales has today unveiled new proposals to update the Arbitration Act 1996, to ensure that the UK continues to be the foremost destination for international arbitration.’

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Law Commission, 22nd October 2022

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

New property rights relevant to ‘data objects’ proposed – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 6th, 2022 in consultations, cryptocurrencies, data protection, Law Commission, news by sally

‘A new property right that recognises an individual or entity’s control over “data objects” should be established in law in England and Wales, the Law Commission has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 3rd October 2022

Source: www.pinsentmasons.com

Law Commission seeks ban on discrimination in appointing arbitrators – Legal Futures

‘Arbitration agreements requiring that the arbitrator be a “commercial man” or otherwise specifying a protected characteristic will be unenforceable under Law Commission proposals published today.’

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Legal Futures, 22nd September 2022

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Property Rights, Crypto Tokens and Digital Assets: 8 Predictions – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted September 20th, 2022 in contracts, cryptocurrencies, Law Commission, news by tracey

‘In recent years, digital assets including cryptocurrencies and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have commanded considerable media attention. Speaking extra-judicially in the foreward to the UKJT Statement on Crypto-assets and Smart Contracts in November 2019, the Master of the Rolls, Sir Geoffrey Vos, has stated that: “In legal terms, cryptoassets and smart contracts undoubtedly represent the future”. To what extent should the law of the future grant property rights in respect of crypto assets? Will the inalienable right to peaceful enjoyment of possessions apply to tokens existing only on the blockchain? Or to NFTs residing only in the “metaverse”?’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 16th September 2022

Source: ukhumanrightsblog.com

Financial Remedy Update, August 2022 – Family Law Week

Posted August 26th, 2022 in bills, divorce, families, family courts, financial provision, Law Commission, marriage, news by tracey

‘Nicola Rowling, Professional Support Lawyer, Emily Elvin-Poole, Associate and Caitlin Levins, Trainee Solicitor at Mills & Reeve LLP consider the most important news and case law relating to financial remedies during July 2022.’

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Family Law Week, 23rd August 2022

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Government urged to end ‘legal limbo’ for unmarried couples – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 10th, 2022 in cohabitation, families, government departments, Law Commission, marriage, news by sally

‘The government should improve legal protections for unmarried couples by introducing a scheme proposed by the Law Commission 15 years ago, a cross-party group of MPs has recommended.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 9th August 2022

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Law Commission to undertake review of the appeals system – Law Commission

‘The Law Commission of England and Wales has launched a wide-ranging review of the laws governing appeals for criminal cases.’

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Law Commission, 5th August 2022

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

Law reforms proposed for digital assets, including NFTs and other crypto-tokens – Law Commission

Posted August 2nd, 2022 in consultations, cryptocurrencies, Law Commission, news by tracey

‘The Law Commission of England and Wales has published new proposals to reform the law relating to digital assets.’

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Law Commission, 28th July 2022

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

Law Commission unveils plans for reforms to “confusing, out-of-date and restrictive” weddings law – Local Government Lawyer

Posted July 20th, 2022 in families, Law Commission, marriage, news by sally

‘The Law Commission of England and Wales has set out its recommendations to reform weddings law, proposing a fairer system that it says will give couples more choice over where and how their wedding takes place.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 19th July 2022

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Law Commission Marriage Review – timeline – Law & Religion UK

Posted July 19th, 2022 in families, Law Commission, marriage, news by sally

‘The final report of the Law Commission on how and where people can marry in England and Wales was published on 19 July 2022. The Commission was asked by government to conduct a review of marriage in December 2014, and we have followed the progress of the initiative in a series of posts, links to which are reproduced below.’

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Law & Religion UK, 18th July 2022

Source: lawandreligionuk.com

Your sand in marriage: plans to relax wedding rules in England and Wales – The Guardian

Posted July 19th, 2022 in families, Law Commission, marriage, news by sally

‘Couples could soon marry on a cruise, in their kitchen or during a day out at the beach under proposals to tear up current restrictions on where weddings can be held.’

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The Guardian, 19th July 2022

Source: www.theguardian.com