Land registration law to be reviewed

The Law Commission, independent law reform adviser to the government, has announced a review of the regime that deals with the registration of title to land in England and Wales. Properties that are bought and sold, and many that are rented, must have their titles registered and details of their owners and interests affecting them … Read more >

Protecting the rights of vulnerable people in supported living

The law protects people who lack mental capacity when they need to be deprived of their liberty in order to be provided with appropriate care and treatment in hospitals and care homes. But people who lack capacity who live in other settings – such as supported living – do not get the same protection. The … Read more >

Law on wills to be brought up to date

Many thousands of people die each year without a valid will, often forcing those left behind to face the trauma and expense of legal disputes over inheritance. The Law Commission, independent law reform adviser to the government, has announced a review of the law relating to wills. It is estimated that 40 per cent or … Read more >

Planning law in Wales to be simplified and modernised

The Law Commission, independent law reform adviser to the government, has announced a review of Welsh planning law. Planning law in England and Wales is over-complicated and difficult to understand. It is still rooted in 1940s legislation and has developed in a piecemeal way ever since. It has not been consolidated for almost 25 years. … Read more >

Reforming the law for adult social care

Statement from the Law Commission on the publication of the government’s response to our report on Adult Social Care and draft Care and Support Bill. We are delighted that the government has responded so positively to the recommendations we made in our Adult Social Care report in May last year. The government’s draft Care and … Read more >