Law Commissions call for consumer protections to be extended to end user licence agreements – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 26th, 2013 in consumer protection, Law Commission, news, unfair contract terms by sally

“Legal protections preventing the inclusion of unfair contract terms in consumer contracts should be extended to apply to less formal notices, such as those included as part of software end user licence agreements (EULA), law reform bodies have said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 25th March 2013

Source: www.out-law.com

Intestacy and Family Provision Claims on Death – Law Commission

Posted March 22nd, 2013 in intestacy, Law Commission, news, reports, trusts by sally

“Government has accepted, in part, the recommendations we made in our report Intestacy and Family Provision Claims on Death.”

Intestacy and Family Provision Claims on Death

Law Commission, 21st March 2013

Source: www.lawcommission.justice.gov.uk

Unfair terms in consumer contracts – Law Commission

“The Law Commission and the Scottish Law Commission have today recommended reforms to provide better protection for consumers from unfair charges in small print.”

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Law Commission, 19th March 2013

Source: www.justice.gov.uk/lawcommission

Law commissions urge tougher action on hidden charges – BBC News

“Consumers need more protection against hidden charges often tucked away in the
small print, according to two bodies responsible for promoting law reform.”

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BBC News, 19th March 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Telcos to get early interim access to land but Law Commission plans slightly favour landowners, experts say – OUT-LAW.com

“Telecoms operators will be able to access land for equipment installation even
when full agreement with landlords has not been reached under Law Commission
proposals published today to revise the laws governing the installation and
maintenance of telecoms equipment.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 28th February 2013

Source: www.out-law.com

Cracking the Electronic Communications Code – Law Commission

Posted February 28th, 2013 in electronic mail, internet, Law Commission, news, reports, telecommunications by sally

“In a report published today the Law Commission is recommending reforms that will bring the Electronic Communications Code up to date with modern technology while continuing to balance the rights of landowners and the public demand for modern communications services.”

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Law Commission, 28th February 2013

Source: www.lawcommission.justice.gov.uk

Law Commission Triennial Review – call for evidence – Law Commission

Posted January 9th, 2013 in evidence, Law Commission, Ministry of Justice, news, quangos by sally

“The Government’s response to the Public Administration Select Committee report ‘Smaller Government: Shrinking the Quango state’ sets out the plans for reforming public bodies. It includes new Triennial Review requirements for Non-Departmental Public Bodies (NDPB).”

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Law Commission, 9th January 2013

Source: www.consult.justice.gov.uk

Law Commission Consultation on Marital Property : FLBA Response – Family Law Bar Association

Posted January 8th, 2013 in barristers, consultations, Law Commission, matrimonial home, news by sally

“Download the FLBA Response to the Law Commission Consultation on Matrimonial Property, Needs and Agreements.”

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Family Law Bar Association, 7th January 2013

Source: www.flba.co.uk

Reforming Electoral Law in the UK – Law Commission

Posted December 11th, 2012 in consultations, elections, Law Commission, news, referendums by sally

“The Law Commission has identified the areas of UK electoral law that will come under scrutiny in a forthcoming review. The review, which will be conducted jointly with the Scottish Law Commission and the Northern Ireland Law Commission, aims to reform the law relating to elections and referendums across the UK.”

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Law Commission, 11th December 2012

Source: www.lawcommission.justice.gov.uk

Law could be updated to make it easier to cull grey squirrels and badgers – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 23rd, 2012 in animals, consultations, Law Commission, news by sally

“Killing ‘pests’ such as badgers, deer and grey squirrels will be made easier under Government proposals.”

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd August 2012

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Bringing electoral law up to date – Law Commission

Posted June 18th, 2012 in consultations, elections, Law Commission, news, referendums by sally

“In a consultation opening today (15 June), the Law Commission is asking which of the rules governing elections and referendums should be reviewed as part of its electoral law reform project. Electoral law in the UK is spread across 25 major statutes. It has become increasingly complex and fragmented and, according to the Commission, needs to be simplified, modernised and rationalised in order to benefit the electorate, administrators, and candidates.”

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Law Commission, 15th June 2012

Source: www.lawcommission.justice.gov.uk

The Law Commission’s review of Health and Social Care Regulation – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted May 31st, 2012 in consultations, health, Law Commission, news, social services by tracey

“I attended an interesting seminar yesterday evening hosted by Blake Lapthorn solicitors. Frances Patterson QC, one of the Law Commissioners, spoke about the LC’s current review of Health and Social Care Regulation.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 30th May 2012

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk

 

Regulation of Health and Social Care Professionals – Law Commission

Posted March 1st, 2012 in consultations, health, Law Commission, regulations, social services by tracey

“The consultation paper makes provisional proposals which seek to simplify and modernise the law and establish a streamlined, transparent and responsive system of regulation of health care professionals, and in England only, the regulation of social workers.”

Full consultation paper

Law Commission, 1st March 2012

Source: http://lawcommission.justice.gov.uk

Clarifying the law on financial provision for couples when relationships end – Law Commission

Posted February 7th, 2012 in divorce, financial provision, Law Commission, news by sally

“The Law Commission is to conduct a targeted review of two aspects of the law that entitles married couples and civil partners to claim financial provision from one another on divorce or dissolution of their partnership.”

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Law Commission, 6th February 2012

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Insurance Contract Law: Post Contract Duties and other Issues – Law Commission

Posted December 20th, 2011 in consultations, contracts, insurance, Law Commission by tracey

“Insurance Contract Law: Post Contract Duties and other Issues.”

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Law Commission, 20th December 2011

Source: www.justice.gov.uk/lawcommission

Unmarried couples ‘should have equal inheritance rights’ – The Guardian

Posted December 15th, 2011 in bills, cohabitation, intestacy, Law Commission, news, reports by sally

“Unmarried couples who have lived together for five years or more should be able to inherit from each other without writing a will, the Law Commission has recommended.”

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The Guardian, 14th December 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Easements, Covenants and Profits à Prendre – Law Commission

Posted June 8th, 2011 in covenants, easements, Law Commission, profits a prendre, reports by tracey

“In this report, we make recommendations to simplify, modernise and enhance the law of easements, covenants and profits à prendre.  These rights are essential to the effective use of land and are relied upon by a significant proportion of property owners in England and Wales.”

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Law Commission, 8th June 2011

Source: www.justice.gov.uk/lawcommission

Law Commission recommends radical overhaul of adult social care law – Law Commission

Posted May 11th, 2011 in carers, elderly, Law Commission, local government, news, social services by sally

“The Law Commission is recommending the most far-reaching reforms of adult social care law seen for over 60 years, in a report published today.”

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Law Commission, 11th May 2011

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Law Commission: elderly care must be reformed – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 11th, 2011 in care homes, elderly, Law Commission, local government, news, social services by sally

“Elderly people will be guaranteed a minimum level of council help under plans for the most radical overhaul of social care in 60 years.”

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Daily Telegraph, 11th May 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Law Commission proposes new ‘Consumer Act’ – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted April 12th, 2011 in consultations, consumer protection, Law Commission, news by sally

“Consumers are finding it too hard to win compensation for misleading and aggressive trading practices and the law must be reviewed, the Law Commission said today.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 12th April 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk