Powers of the Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Bill

Project status: Complete

The Bill that is the subject of this Report consolidates certain enactments relating to the powers of courts in England and Wales to deal with offenders and defaulters and to the treatment of such persons. A joint report with the Scottish Law Commission.

Pre-judgment Interest on Debts and Damages

Project status: Complete

This project reviews the system for awarding interest before judgment, which leads to widespread confusion and mistakes. Even when the rules are applied correctly, they bear little relationship to commercial reality. In short cases, debtors often pay too much – frequently paying 8 per cent at a time when base rate is 4 per cent or less. … Read more >