Rights to light

Project status: Complete

A “right to light” is an easement that gives a landowner the right to receive light through defined apertures in buildings on his or her land. The owner of land that is burdened by the right cannot substantially interfere with it – for example by erecting a building in a way that blocks the light … Read more >

Search Warrants

Project status: Pre-consultation

In December 2016, the Home Office invited the Law Commission to conduct a year-long review to identify and address pressing problems with the law governing search warrants and to produce reform which will clarify and rationalise the law. A search warrant is an order of a court authorising a police officer or other official to … Read more >

Sentencing code

Project status: Consultation

Download the youth sentencing consultation Download the full consultation Download the consultation summary The problem The law on sentencing affects all criminal cases, and is applied in hundreds of thousands of trials and thousands of appeals each year. Currently, the law lacks coherence and clarity. It is spread across many statutes, and frequent updates are brought … Read more >

Shareholder Remedies

Project status: Complete

This project reviewed the remedies available to minority shareholders who are dissatisfied with the manner in which the company of which they are a member is run.