Intestacy and Family Provision Claims on Death

Project status: Complete

This project considered two areas of the law of inheritance and certain aspects of trustees’ powers. Intestacy When a person dies “intestate”, that is without leaving a valid will disposing of the whole of his or her property, the distribution of any money and other assets (the deceased’s “estate”) among surviving family members is governed by … Read more >

Intoxication and Criminal Liability (2009)

Project status: Complete

Many crimes, particularly crimes of violence, are committed when the offender is in a state of extreme or partial intoxication, usually as a result of the voluntary consumption of alcohol but often because of his or her use of (other) drugs, or a combination of alcohol and drugs. This view is supported by a number … Read more >

Land Registration for the 21st Century

Project status: Complete

The report, Land Registration for the 21st Century: A Conveyancing Revolution, and accompanying draft Bill were the outcome of six years’ joint work by the Law Commission and HM Land Registry. The purpose of the Bill was to create the necessary legal framework in which registered conveyancing could be conducted electronically and make other changes … Read more >

Land, Valuation and Housing Tribunals

Project status: Complete

The purpose of this project was to consider how the work of a group of tribunals should be organised. In August 2001, the report of an review of tribunals chaired by Sir Andrew Leggatt was published. It proposed a unified tribunals service, divided into several “divisions”. In his report, Sir Andrew recommended that we be asked … Read more >