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.”

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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.”

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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”

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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.”

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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.”

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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.”

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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