Updating the Land Registration Act 2002

Project status: Complete

Download the report Download the report summary The problem An effective land registration law is essential for everyone who owns land, whether the land is a home, a business or an investment. But dealings and disputes that engage the land registration regime can be complex and require expert advice. Uncertainty in the regime makes advising … Read more >


Project status: Pre-project

Download the scoping report Download the summary (This project was previously called “Marriage Law”) The problem The main law which governs marriage is from 1836 and has failed to keep pace with modern Britain. How and where marriages can take place is tightly regulated. At present, couples have to make a choice between a religious … Read more >

Wildlife Law

Project status: Complete

Download the final report Download the first report: Wildlife Law: Control of Invasive Non-native Species. Download the report summary The problem Over the last decade, wildlife protection and the sustainable management of our natural heritage have become increasingly regarded as key policy aims for Government. However, the legal framework for wildlife management is overly complicated, … Read more >


Project status: Analysis of responses

The timetable for the wills project is being reviewed as the Government has asked the Commission to consider the law relating to how and where couples can be married. Further announcements will be made once Terms of Reference for the weddings project are settled with Government. A person’s will is an important document. People use … Read more >