Stephen Cretney: a tribute – Family Law

Posted September 17th, 2019 in families, family courts, Law Commission, legal education, news by tracey

‘Rebecca Probert pays tribute to Stephen Cretney.’

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Family Law, 16th September 2019

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

Electronic signatures are valid, confirms Law Commission – Law Commission

‘Electronic signatures can be used to execute documents, including where there is a statutory requirement for a signature, the Law Commission has today confirmed. This means that, in most cases, electronic signatures can be used as a viable alternative to handwritten ones.’

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Law Commission, 4th September 2019

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

Written signatures under threat as law commission backs electronic versions – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 4th, 2019 in electronic commerce, electronic filing, Law Commission, news by sally

‘A 20-month investigation by the Commission into electronic signatures has ruled they are a legally viable alternative to handwritten ones including on deeds from trust documents to powers of attorney, commercial deals, personal financial transactions and across Government.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd September 2019

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Law Commission to undertake phase 2 of the Abusive and Offensive Online Communications project – Law Commission

‘The Government has announced that it is asking the Law Commission to undertake phase 2 of the Abusive and Offensive Online Communications project.’

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Law Commission, 26th June 2019

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk/

New guidance needed to improve anti-money laundering regime – Law Commission

‘A new advisory board and statutory guidance would reduce wasted time and improve the UK’s ability to tackle money laundering and terrorist financing, the Law Commission has announced.’

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Law Commission, 18th June 2019

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

Law Commission begins review of intermediated securities system – Law Commission

Posted June 12th, 2019 in Law Commission, press releases, shareholders by tracey

‘The Law Commission has begun reviewing the system of intermediated securities in order to identify potential issues for both investors and companies.’

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Law Commission, 11th June 2019

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

Surrogacy reforms to improve the law for all – Law Commission

‘The laws around surrogacy are outdated and should be improved to better support the child, surrogates and intended parents, the Law Commission of England and Wales and the Scottish Law Commission have announced today (06 June 2019).’

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Law Commission, 6th June 2019

Source: www.lawcommission.gov.uk

Sentencing (Pre-consolidation Amendment) Bill introduced to Parliament – Law Commission

‘The Sentencing (Pre-consolidation Amendment) Bill has been introduced into Parliament. This short technical Bill is necessary to pave the way for the main Sentencing Code Bill to be introduced as a consolidation Bill. Once passed, the Sentencing Code will introduce a “clean sweep” of the old sentencing law so that anyone convicted once the Code is in force would automatically be sentenced under the current law.’

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Law Commission, 23rd May 2019

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk/

Plan to simplify UK’s 1,100 pages of immigration rules – The Guardian

Posted January 22nd, 2019 in consultations, immigration, Law Commission, news by sally

‘People would be able to more easily understand the UK’s immigration rules under a proposed shakeup of the regulations by the government’s law advisers that would simplify the current 1,100 pages of regulations.’

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The Guardian, 21st January 2019

Source: www.theguardian.com

Simplify Immigration Rules, proposes Law Commission – Law Commission

Posted January 21st, 2019 in immigration, Law Commission, press releases, regulations by tracey

‘Law Commission proposes to simplify how the Immigration Rules are drafted and presented, so they are easier to follow and more user friendly.’

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law Commission , 21st January 2019

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

Law Commission seeks to jump-start commonhold demand – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted December 11th, 2018 in housing, landlord & tenant, Law Commission, leases, news by sally

‘The Law Commission is hoping to reinvigorate demand for an alternative form of property ownership that struggled to gain traction when it was introduced nearly two decades ago.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 10th December 2018

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Expand ‘commonhold’ ownership system, government urged – The Guardian

Posted December 10th, 2018 in Law Commission, leases, news by sally

‘The rarely used “commonhold” system of home ownership should be expanded as an alternative to landlord-controlled leaseholds which are increasingly resented, the Law Commission is recommending.’

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The Guardian, 10th December 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Law Commission launches reforms to planning law in Wales – Law Commission

Posted December 4th, 2018 in Law Commission, planning, press releases, Wales by tracey

‘The Law Commission has published a wide-ranging report proposing over 190 technical reforms to planning law as it applies in Wales. This will hopefully lead to the appearance of a new Planning Act, as the centrepiece of a new Planning Code for Wales.’

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Law Commission, 3rd December 2018

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk/

New Sentencing Code to help prevent unlawful sentences being handed out – Law Commission

Posted November 22nd, 2018 in Law Commission, press releases, sentencing, statute law revision by tracey

‘A new Sentencing Code will reduce the number of unlawful sentences being handed out and save £250 million over ten years, the Law Commission has announced today. When they sentence offenders, judges have to contend with more than 1,300 pages of law filled with outdated and inaccessible language. This law is contained in over 65 different Acts of Parliament, and has no coherent structure. This makes it difficult for judges to identify and apply the law they need, which can slow the process of sentencing and lead to mistakes.’

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Law Commission, 22nd November 2018

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk/

Speech by Rt Hon Lord Justice Bean: Misconduct in Public Office – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted November 8th, 2018 in Law Commission, misfeasance in public office, speeches by tracey

‘Speech by Rt Hon Lord Justice Bean: Misconduct in Public Office.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 7th November 2018

Source: www.judiciary.uk

Confiscation regime review to ensure crime doesn’t pay – Law Commission

‘Confiscation laws will be reviewed to ensure they’re effectively depriving convicted offenders of their ill-gotten gains, the Law Commission has announced today.’

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Law Commission, 7th November 2018

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

Law Commissions open consultation into new rules for UK’s self-driving future – Law Commission

‘The Law Commission of England and Wales and the Scottish Law Commission are launching the first of a series of public consultations about crucial legal reforms which will ensure the country is prepared for the introduction of automated vehicles.’

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Law Commission, 8th November 2018

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

Valuation under evaluation: proposals for reform – Tanfield Chambers

‘Nicola Muir considers the Law Commission’s options for reforming the valuation of residential lease extensions.’

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Tanfield Chambers, 18th October 2018

Source: www.tanfieldchambers.co.uk

Electoral law: unfit for the 21st century? – Counsel

Posted November 2nd, 2018 in brexit, elections, human rights, Law Commission, news, referendums by sally

‘With democracy at risk there’s no excuse for legislative inaction, argue Alison Foster QC, Tom Tabori and Gethin Thomas who make the case for reform and put forward proposals for change.’

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Counsel, November 2018

Source: www.counselmagazine.co.uk

Online will providers 77% cheaper than solicitors – Legal Futures

Posted November 1st, 2018 in fees, internet, Law Commission, news, probate, solicitors, statistics, wills by sally

‘Online will providers are 77% cheaper than solicitors on average, new research has found.’

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Legal Futures, 1st November 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk