Unfitness to Plead

Project status: Complete

Download the report Download the draft bill Download the report summary The problem The law relating to unfitness to plead addresses what should happen when a defendant who faces prosecution is unable to engage with the process because of their mental or physical condition. The law aims to balance the rights of the vulnerable defendant … Read more >

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 >

Weddings

Project status: Analysis of responses

Download the Consultation Paper Download the Summary of the Consultation Paper Download the Welsh Summary of the Consultation Paper Download the At-a-glance Summary of the Consultation Paper Download an easy read Summary of the Consultation Paper  Watch a series of video presentations summarising our provisional proposals. (This project was previously called “Marriage Law”) The problem … 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 >

Wills

Project status: Analysis of responses

We launched our public consultation on reforming the law of wills on 13 July 2017. The consultation period closed on 10 November 2017 and we have been analysing the responses we received and developing our final policy. The remaining stages of our work will be to complete our analysis and policy formulation, to prepare a … Read more >