Easements, Covenants and Profits à Prendre

Project status: Complete

We have made recommendations that modernise and simplify the law, removing anomalies, inconsistencies and unnecessary complications where they exist. People who are most affected by the current law, such as private homeowners, business and organisations that own property, those who deal with and develop land, mortgage lenders and professional advisers, would benefit greatly if the law … Read more >

Effective Prosecution of Multiple Offending

Project status: Complete

The “effective prosecution of multiple offending” project emerged from our work in Legislating the Criminal Code: Fraud and Deception. Our final report makes recommendations for changes to criminal practice and procedure to facilitate the more effective prosecution of those who have committed multiple offences. It covers offences of fraudulent trading, continuous offences (cases where there … Read more >

Electoral Law

Project status: Complete

We published a joint interim report on 4 February 2016.  The three Law Commissions are recommending that the process for challenging elections should be modernised, making it easier for parties to understand and use, and that judges be given the power, in appropriate cases, to limit the potential costs for challengers. They also recommend that … Read more >

Electronic Commerce: Formal Requirements in Commercial Transactions

Project status: Complete

This was an advisory project. Private International Law: EEC Preliminary Draft Convention on the Law Applicable to Contractual and Non-contractual Obligations (prepared jointly with the Scottish Law Commission) (1974). The EEC Convention on the Law Applicable to Contractual Obligations is scheduled to the Contracts (Applicable Law) Act 1990, and entered into force in the UK … Read more >

Electronic Communications Code

Project status: Complete

We have made recommendations to form the basis of a revised Electronic Communications Code. The Code was enacted in 1984 to regulate landline telephone provision. It sets out the regime that governs the rights of designated electronic communications operators to maintain infrastructure on public and private land. In modern times, it applies to the infrastructure … Read more >

Enforcement of Family Financial Orders

Project status: Complete

Each year thousands of separating couples apply to the courts for financial orders. Sometimes these orders are not complied with. The law of enforcement of family financial orders is a complicated area, contained in a range of legislation and court rules. It can then be difficult for parties, particularly litigants in person, to recover the … Read more >

Event Fees in Retirement Properties

Project status: Complete

Please Note: This project used to be known as Transfer of Title and Change of Occupancy Fees in Leaseholds The project Each year thousands of older people consider a move to specialist retirement properties. These homes are almost always sold on a leasehold rather than freehold basis. Many of these leases require the owner to pay … Read more >

Evidence of Bad Character

Project status: Complete

A review of the law of England and Wales as it relates to evidence of previous misconduct in criminal proceedings and the related trial process.