Damages for Personal Injury: Non-pecuniary Loss

Project status: Complete

Our final report on this project examined the principles governing, and the effectiveness of, the remedy of damages for monetary and non-monetary loss, with particular regard to personal injury litigation.

Data Sharing between Public Bodies

Project status: Complete

Data sharing affects us all.  Public bodies report that they cannot always share the data they need to share and, as a result, miss out on opportunities to provide better services to citizens.  At the same time, the protection of privacy is fundamental to any data sharing regime. The law surrounding data sharing is complex.  … Read more >

Defamation and the Internet

Project status: Complete

A preliminary investigation to clarify the issues relating to defamation on the internet. We were asked to provide preliminary advice to Government on whether the existing law causes difficulties for online publishers, internet service providers, their customers or others, with a view to informing possible further work.  

Double Jeopardy and Prosecution Appeals

Project status: Complete

A project to review the need for reform of two distinct but related rules: the rule against double jeopardy, and the rule that the Crown cannot appeal against an acquittal even if it results from an erroneous ruling by the judge.