Leasehold enfranchisement

Project status: Pre-consultation

Our project on leasehold enfranchisement involves a review of leaseholders’ rights to: purchase the freehold of their house participate, with other leaseholders, in the collective purchase of the freehold of a group of flats extend the lease of their house or flat Responses to our 13th Programme consultation criticised the current legislation as being complex, … Read more >

Legislating the Criminal Code

In 1989 we produced a draft Criminal Code. It was in many respects a statement of the existing law or of fairly recent proposals for reform, which were open to criticism. Accordingly, we subsequently adopted a policy of reviewing areas of criminal law so that one by one they would be modernised, where appropriate, before … Read more >

Level Crossings

Project status: Complete

There are between 7,500 and 8,000 level crossings on the railway network in Great Britain. Every year, people are killed or seriously injured in accidents on level crossings, and level crossings can cause considerable inconvenience to drivers, pedestrians (particularly disabled users), cyclists, horse riders and others. In this project we examined the legal framework governing … Read more >