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Law CommissionThe Law Commission's main task is to review areas of the law and to make recommendations for change. The Commission seeks to ensure that the law is as simple, accessible, fair, modern, and cost-effective as possible.



Law Commission Consultation Papers and Reports

Level Crossings: Cm. 8711

The paper 'Level Crossings (Cm. 8711)' is a project which follows on from a joint consultation in 2010, aiming to modernise and clarify the safety regime governing level crossings in Great Britain, making it easier to close level crossings where necessary and preserve rights of way where appropriate. ...more

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Data Sharing Between Public Bodies: A Consultation Paper: Consultation Paper No 214

The consultation paper 'Data Sharing Between Public Bodies: A Consultation Paper (LCCP 214)' investigates problems with sharing data reported by public bodies....more

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Patents, Trade Marks And Design Rights: Groundless Threats: A Consultation Paper: Consultation Paper No 212

Infringement litigation can be disruptive and expensive, the paper 'Patents, Trade Marks and Design Rights: Groundless Threats: A Consultation Paper' examines the law regarding false accusations of patent, trade mark or design right ...more

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Renting Homes In Wales: Cm. 8578

The report 'Renting Homes in Wales (Cm. 8578)' updates the recommendations of the 2006 Law Commission report 'Renting Homes: The Final Report' (see below), for the purpose of an introduction of a bill by the Welsh Government....more

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Conservation Covenants: A Consultation Paper: Consultation Paper No 211

The paper 'Conservation Covenants: A Consultation Paper' examines the voluntary agreements between a landowner and a responsible body, such as a charity, public body or local/central Government, to do or not do something on their land for a conservation purpose; for example, an agreement to maintain woodland ...more

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The Electronic Communications Code: HC 1004, Law Commission No 336

In this report 'The Electronic Communications Code' the Law Commission makes recommendations to form the basis of a revised Electronic Communications Code, which was originally enacted in 1984 to regulate landline telephone provision....more

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Rights to Light: A Consultation Paper: Consultation Paper No 210

'Rights to Light: A Consultation Paper' exmaines the law which gives landowners the right to receive light through defined apertures in buildings on their land; the owners of land that is burdened by the right cannot substantially interfere without the consent of the benefiting owner. ...more

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Contempt of Court - A Consultation Paper: Consultation Paper No 209

'Contempt of Court - A Consultation Paper' reports that a number of high-profile cases involving contempt of court have recently highlighted the need for a review of this area of the law. ...more

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Matrimonial Property, Needs and Agreements - A Supplementary Consultation Paper: Consultation Paper No 208

Following its 2011 consultation on marital property agreements (see below), the Law Commission has opened a supplementary consultation on needs and non-matrimonial property, 'Matrimonial Property, Needs and Agreements - A ...more

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Regulation of Health Care Professionals: Regulation of Social Care Professionals in England: Joint Consultation Paper LCCP 202 / SLCDP 153 / NILC 12 (2012)

In this Consultation Paper, 'Regulation of Health Case Professionals: Regulation of Social Care Professionals in England (LCCP 202 / SLCDP 153 / NILC 12 (2012))', the Law Commissions of England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland ...more

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