Adult Social Care – Final Report Page – Law Commission

Posted March 31st, 2011 in consultations, Law Commission, reports, social services by sally

“On 31 March 2011, we published the Consultation Analysis, which is an analysis of the responses received to our consultation paper.  It summarises the views of consultees in relation to the 57 provisional proposals and 25 consultation questions put forward.”

Full analysis

Law Commission, 31st March 2011


Expert Evidence in Criminal Trials – Law Commission

Posted March 22nd, 2011 in criminal procedure, evidence, expert witnesses, Law Commission, news, reports by sally

“This project addressed the admissibility of expert evidence in criminal proceedings in England and Wales. In a criminal trial, a jury or magistrates’ court is required to determine disputed factual issues. Experts in a relevant field are often called as witnesses to help the fact-finding body understand and interpret evidence with which that body is unfamiliar.”

Full story

Law Commission, 22nd March 2011


Regulation of healthcare professionals – Law Commission

Posted February 17th, 2011 in carers, consultations, health, Law Commission, press releases by sally

“The Law Commission has accepted a referral from the Department of Health to review the regulation of health and social care professionals.”

Full press release

Law Commission, 16th February 2011


Report on the implementation of Law Commission proposals – Law Commission

Posted February 3rd, 2011 in Law Commission, reports by sally

“The first annual report to be presented to Parliament on the extent to which Law Commission proposals have been implemented by the Government.”

Full report

Law Commission, 28th January 2011


For richer, but not necessarily for poorer – pre-nups to become law – The Independent

Posted January 5th, 2011 in divorce, Law Commission, news, prenuptial agreements by sally

“Spectacular divorce battles like that which ensued after the break-up of Sir Paul McCartney and the model Heather Mills, costing the former Beatle £24.3m, are expected to be consigned to history after the Law Commission produces its long-awaited report on ‘pre nup’ agreements next week.”

Full story

The Independent, 5th January 2011


OFT backs replacement of criminal penalties with civil ones –

Posted November 26th, 2010 in competition, consumer protection, Law Commission, news by sally

“Competition law and consumer watchdog the Office of Fair Trading has welcomed a legal reform proposal that would reduce its reliance on criminal law but has said that proposal should be less rigid to allow it to protect consumers.”

Full story, 25th Novmber 2010


Benevolent Institutions: Repeals Consultation – Law Commission

Posted September 16th, 2010 in charities, consultations, Law Commission, legislation, repeals by sally

“In our consultation we have identified some 73 obsolete Acts relating to a variety of benevolent institutions.  Many of these institutions are, or were, charitable bodies such as schools, hospitals and almshouses which were established in the 18th or 19th centuries to meet the needs of the poor, sick or elderly.”

Full consultation

Law Commission, 16th September 2010


Prosecutor backs end to mandatory life sentence for murder – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 8th, 2010 in Crown Prosecution Service, Law Commission, murder, news, sentencing by sally

“Keir Starmer, the Director of Public Prosecutions, has joined calls for a system of first and second degree murder charges that would end mandatory life sentences for the crime.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 8th September 2010


Public Services Ombudsmen – Law Commission

Posted September 2nd, 2010 in consultations, Law Commission, news, ombudsmen by sally

“The Law Commission is conducting a review of the law relating to the public services ombudsmen. On 2 September 2010, we published a consultation paper, which contains our detailed provisional proposals for reform.”

Full story

Law Commission, 2nd September 2010


Law Commission calls for greater use of civil penalties – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted September 2nd, 2010 in consultations, Law Commission, news, penalties by sally

“The Law Commission has proposed a cut in the number of criminal offences for regulatory breaches.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 2nd September 2010


Companies need protection from criminal actions of staff, says Law Commission – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 25th, 2010 in company law, defences, employment, Law Commission, news by sally

“Companies should have the power to defend themselves against employees’ criminal actions by proving that they took every measure to stamp out illegal practices, the Law Commission has proposed in a radical blueprint for reform.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 25th August 2010


Call to cut number of minor offences – BBC News

Posted August 25th, 2010 in crime, Law Commission, news, penalties by sally

“Criminal laws dealing with many petty offences should be scrapped, according to the body responsible for reviewing the law in England and Wales.”

Full story

BBC News, 25th August 2010


The High Court’s jurisdiction in relation to criminal proceedings – Law Commission

Posted July 28th, 2010 in courts, Law Commission, news, reports, trials by sally

“The High Court has supervisory power over the Crown Court, but it is limited. It does not include ‘matters relating to trial on indictment’. The reason for this limitation is that it is in the interests of justice for trials to proceed without being delayed by appeals and applications to the High Court.”

Full story

Law Commission, 27th July 2010


Reforming the law on level crossings – Law Commission

Posted July 23rd, 2010 in consultations, health & safety, Law Commission, press releases, railways by sally

“The Law Commission and Scottish Law Commission are conducting a joint review of the law relating to level crossings.”

Full press release

Law Commission, 22nd July 2010


Civil and Criminal Justice: Repeals Consultation – Law Commission

Posted July 21st, 2010 in consultations, Law Commission, legislation, news by sally

“In our consultation paper we propose the repeal of some 13 statutory provisions which are either obsolete or are no longer of practical utility. They relate to aspects of civil and criminal justice, although the grouping under this topic heading is fairly loose. The statutes reviewed (and on which we recommend repeal, either in whole or in part) span some 700 years of law-making, from 1267 through to 1988.”

Full story

Law Commission, 20th July 2010


What price should policyholders pay for fraudulent insurance claims? – Law Commission

Posted July 9th, 2010 in bills, contracts, insurance, Law Commission, press releases, reports by sally

“The Law Commission and Scottish Law Commission are conducting a joint review of insurance contract law.”

Full press release

Law Commission, 9th July 2010


11th Programme of Law Reform – Consultation – Law Commission

Posted June 2nd, 2010 in consultations, Law Commission, news by sally

“We regularly consult on projects to be included in our programmes of law reform. We are now looking for suggestions for our Eleventh Programme.”

Full story

Law Commission, 1st June 2010


Administrative Redress: Public Bodies and the Citizen – Law Commission

Posted May 26th, 2010 in judicial review, Law Commission, news, ombudsmen, reports by sally

“On 26 May 2010, we published our report Administrative Redress: Public Bodies and the Citizen. This sets out an overview of the responses to our consultation paper and brings to a close the state liability aspects of the Administrative Redress project. The report is accompanied by a short summary. A press release is also available.”

Full story

Law Commission, 26th My 2010


Law Commissions consult on creating new consumer right –

Posted April 13th, 2010 in consultations, consumer protection, Law Commission, news by sally

“The Law Commission and Scottish Law Commission are reviewing whether or not consumers should be able to take direct action against retailers who treat them unfairly. It has asked consumers and businesses if the action would be too severe.”

Full story, 12th April 2010


Simplifying the Criminal Law – Law Commission

“We have published a consultation paper proposing changes to the law relating to the offences of public nuisance and outraging public decency.”

Full press release

Law Commission, 31st March 2010