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Law Commission unveils plans for reforms to “confusing, out-of-date and restrictive” weddings law – Local Government Lawyer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

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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

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Reforms to protect victims of intimate image abuse, criminalising “downblousing” and sharing pornographic deepfakes without consent – Law Commission

Posted July 11th, 2022 in consent, criminal justice, Law Commission, news, pornography, victims, voyeurism by tracey

‘The Law Commission of England and Wales has today proposed new recommendations to strengthen the law to protect victims of intimate image abuse.’

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Law Commission, 7th July 2022

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

Prisoners denied access to forensic evidence in bid to prove their innocence – The Guardian

‘Prisoners convicted of serious crimes who may be the victims of miscarriages of justice are being blocked from access to crucial forensic information that could prove their innocence, experts have warned.’

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The Guardian, 11th July 2022

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Criminal reforms target ‘deepfake’ and nonconsensual pornographic imagery – The Guardian

‘Secretly videoing or taking photographs of people under their clothes or sharing “deepfake” pornography without consent could lead to prison sentences of up to three years, under recommendations by the Law Commission of England and Wales.’

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The Guardian, 7th July 2022

Source: www.theguardian.com

New Law Commission project to review the law on contempt of court – Law Commission

Posted July 1st, 2022 in contempt of court, Law Commission, news by tracey

‘The Law Commission of England and Wales has been asked by the Government to review the law on contempt of court and consider reform to improve its effectiveness, consistency, and coherence.’

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Law Commission, 28th June 2022

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

Law Commission starts debate on how to regulate remote driving – Law Commission

Posted June 24th, 2022 in dangerous driving, Law Commission, news, road safety, road traffic, roads by tracey

‘The Law Commission of England and Wales have today published a paper asking for views on the need and options for regulating remote driving on public roads.’

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Law Commission, 24th June 2022

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

Law Commission sets out options to Government for reforming how companies are convicted of criminal offences – Law Commission

Posted June 13th, 2022 in company directors, company law, criminal justice, Law Commission, news by tracey

‘The Law Commission has today published its options for the Government for how it can improve the law to ensure that corporations are effectively held to account for committing serious crimes.’

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Law Commission, 10th June 2022

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

Anti-money laundering proposals ‘uninspired and insipid’, say MPs – The Guardian

Posted June 10th, 2022 in company directors, company law, fraud, Law Commission, money laundering, news by sally

‘Law Commission proposals to make directors more accountable for economic crimes at the companies they oversee have been condemned as a “thundering disappointment”.’

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The Guardian, 10th June 2022

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Recommendations to improve safety of coal tips in Wales – Law Commission

Posted March 25th, 2022 in climate change, environmental health, Law Commission, miners, news, Wales, waste by tracey

‘Law Commission recommendations for a new safety regime would help to protect against a range of threats to coal tip safety and ensure all tips are dealt with in a consistent way.’

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Law Commission, 24th March 2022

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

Recommendations to allow electronic documents would revolutionise trade – Law Commission

Posted March 18th, 2022 in bills, documents, electronic filing, Law Commission, news by tracey

‘The Law Commission has today published its recommendations and draft legislation to 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, 16th March 2022

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

Wedding laws are outdated and restrictive, new research suggests – The Independent

Posted March 8th, 2022 in diversity, Law Commission, marriage, news, reports by tracey

‘Wedding laws in England and Wales are outdated and restrictive, according to research from the University of Warwick and Exeter.’

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The Independent, 8th March 2022

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Ministers to reject making misogyny a hate crime in England and Wales – The Guardian

‘Ministers will reject making misogyny a hate crime in England and Wales and urge MPs to get behind controversial legislation that has been criticised for curbing the right to protest as the government seeks to push through major changes to the criminal justice system.’

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The Guardian, 21st February 2022

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Government accepts Law Commission’s recommendations to reform the communications offences – Law Commission

‘The Government has accepted the Law Commission’s recommendations to reform the communications offences, made in the 2021 Modernising Communications Offences report. It intends to include the offences in the Online Safety Bill.’

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Law Commission, 7th February 2022

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

Electronic signatures “more reliable” than live witnesses – Legal Futures

Posted February 2nd, 2022 in documents, electronic filing, Law Commission, news, witnesses by sally

‘The most sophisticated kind of electronic signatures can be “more reliable” than signatures witnessed the traditional way in an “unsupervised environment”, a government-backed industry working group has said.’

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Legal Futures, 2nd February 2022

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Legal reforms to allow safe introduction of automated vehicles announced – Law Commission

Posted January 28th, 2022 in computer programs, Law Commission, news, road safety by tracey

‘The Law Commission of England and Wales and the Scottish Law Commission (the Law Commissions) have today (26 January 2022) published their joint report, making recommendations for the safe and responsible introduction of self-driving vehicles.’

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Law Commission, 26th January 2022

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk