Offensive Online Communications

Project status: Pre-project

Research shows that in 2017 28% of UK internet users were on the receiving end of trolling, harassment or cyberbullying. As a result, and as part of its efforts to make the UK the safest place online in the world, the Government asked the Law Commission to review the current law around offensive online communications … Read more >

Parliamentary Costs Bill

Project status: Complete

The Bill which is the subject of this report consolidates the legislation about the costs relating to Parliamentary proceedings on private Bills. The Bill extends to England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. A joint report with the Scottish Law Commission.

Partnership Law

Project status: Complete

A review of partnership law conducted under the existing law of partnership, ie the Partnership Act 1890 and the Limited Partnerships Act 1907, with particular reference to: independent legal personality continuity of business irrespective of changes of ownership simplification of solvent dissolution a model partnership agreement. We published our report on Partnership Law on 18 … Read more >

Patents, Trade Marks and Designs: Unjustified Threats

Project status: Complete

The Act The Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Act 2017 received Royal Assent on 27 April 2017 and came into force on 1 October 2017.  The Act inserts new threats provisions into the main Acts and Regulations for patents, trade marks and designs. The new Act creates a framework within which parties can negotiate fairly over … Read more >

Pension Funds and Social Investment

Project status: Complete

Workplace pensions are changing rapidly. Traditional defined benefit (DB) schemes are being replaced with defined contribution (DC) schemes, where each member’s income in retirement depends on how their contributions are invested. Furthermore, employees are no longer required to make a positive choice to join a workplace pension to save towards retirement. Instead, employees are automatically … Read more >