Insurance Contract Law – Law Commission

Posted March 26th, 2010 in 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, 24th March 2010


Reforming the illegality defence – Law Commission

Posted March 17th, 2010 in defences, illegality, Law Commission, press releases, reports by sally

“We have published a report and draft Bill, recommending statutory reform of the illegality defence as it applies to trusts law.”

Full press release

Law Commission, 17th March 2010


Adult Social Care: Consultation Phase – Law Commission

Posted February 24th, 2010 in consultations, Law Commission, social services by sally

“On 24 February 2010 we published a consultation paper on adult social care, which contains our detailed proposals for law reform.”

Full consultation paper

Law Commission, 24th February 2010


Social care law needs simplifying, says Law Commission – BBC News

Posted February 24th, 2010 in consultations, Law Commission, news, social services by sally

“The law and duties covering social care provided by councils in England and Wales need simplifying, experts say. The Law Commission, which advises the government on law reform, said the current system, incorporating 39 different acts, was confusing.”

Full story

BBC News, 24th February 2010


APIL attacks government over eligibility for bereavement damages – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted February 16th, 2010 in bereavement, damages, Law Commission, news by sally

“The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) has criticised the government for ignoring Law Commission recommendations to increase general damages in personal injury cases.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 15th February 2010


Lotteries: Repeals Consultation – Law Commission

Posted January 12th, 2010 in consultations, gambling, Law Commission, legislation, repeals by sally

“In our consultation paper we propose the repeal of some seven obsolete statutory provisions which relate to the holding of different forms of lottery.”

Full story

Law Commission, 12th January 2010


Poor Relief: Repeals Consultation – Law Commission

Posted July 23rd, 2009 in consultations, Law Commission, repeals, statute law revision by sally

“In our consultation paper we propose the repeal of 57 obsolete Acts relating to the poor law relief arrangements that existed before the advent of the modern welfare state. Indeed most of them are relics of the parish-based system that existed before 1834. The earliest of them date back to 1697 during the reign of William III and made provision for the poor in areas such as Colchester, Exeter, Hereford and Shaftesbury.”

Full story

Law Commission, 23rd July 2009


The Law Commission publishes its Annual Report for 2008-09 – Law Commission

Posted July 8th, 2009 in Law Commission, news, reports by sally

“The Law Commission’s Annual Report for 2008-09”

Full report

Law Commission, 8th July 2009


Creating law: from a blank sheet of paper to justice from the bench – The Times

Posted June 25th, 2009 in compensation, Law Commission, news by sally

“Should people who have been seriously wronged by the State — whether the police or a care home — be able to obtain redress in the shape of compensation? The Law Commission, the Government’s law reform watchdog, thinks so. Last year it put forward a series of reforms to improve justice and the quality of public services. But the Government has different ideas: it has privately just told the commission in a draft response that it has ‘significant concerns’ over the reforms as they stand and fears that they will help to create a compensation culture.”

Full story

The Times, 25th June 2009


Social care law change in prospect – The Guardian

Posted June 11th, 2008 in Law Commission, news, social services by sally

“The Law Commission today holds out the prospect of the first comprehensive reform of social care law for more than half a century. Announcing a formal review of what it calls ‘a confusing patchwork of conflicting statutes’, the commission says it aims to recommend a more coherent structure – preferably in the form of a single act of parliament.”

Full story

The Guardian, 11th June 2008


A New Programme of Law Reform 2008 – Law Commission

Posted June 11th, 2008 in Law Commission, news by sally

Tenth Programme of Law Reform (PDF)

Law Commission, 10th June 2008


Law Commission welcomes new Commissioner – Law Commission

Posted May 19th, 2008 in Law Commission, press releases by sally

“The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, Jack Straw, today announced the appointment of Professor Elizabeth Cooke to the post of Law Commissioner.”

Press release (PDF)

Law Commission, 19th May 2008


Strengthened constitutional role of the Law Commission – Law Commission

Posted March 27th, 2008 in constitutional law, Law Commission, press releases by sally

The Lord Chancellor has announced his intention to strengthen the role of the Law Commission. Law Commission Chairman Sir Terence Etherton responds.”

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Law Commission, 25th March 2008