Employment Law Hearing Structures

Project status: Complete

Read the Employment Law Hearing Structures report. Read the summary of the Employment Law Hearing Structures report. Read the Welsh summary of the Employment Law Hearing Structures report. All the supporting documents can be found at the bottom of the page. The problem The Civil Courts Structure Review led by Briggs LJ noted that there … Read more >

Simplifying the Immigration Rules

Project status: Complete

Download our report on Simplifying the Immigration Rules here. Download the summary of the report here. Download the Welsh summary of the report here. Download a quick read illustrated summary of the report here. The problem Hundreds of thousands of decisions are made annually under the Immigration Rules. Decisions which can be life changing for … Read more >

Administrative Review

Project status: Pre-project

The problem Administrative review allows an individual to challenge a decision about them made by a public body. It is carried out by the public body, at their discretion. In some cases, requesting a review is a prerequisite to appealing to a tribunal. Administrative review decisions determine the outcome of at least as many cases … Read more >

A Modern Framework for Disposing of the Dead

Project status: Pre-consultation

The problem The law governing how we dispose of the bodies of our loved ones when they die is unfit for modern needs. While we often think of the choice as being between burial and cremation, new methods of disposal are being developed and used in other countries which are completely unregulated here. Further, the … Read more >

Registered Land and Chancel Repair Liability

Project status: Pre-project

Problem Chancel repair liability is an obligation on a landowner to pay for certain repairs to a local church. It has its origins in the feudal system and is rarely enforced, but when it is the liability can be huge. The intention of the Land Registration Act 2002 was that chancel repair liability should not … Read more >

Museum Collections

Project status: Pre-project

The problem Britain’s museums are envied the world over, with a rich heritage informing each new generation of the past. But museums face significant problems dealing with objects where acquisition records are hard to come by and as a result it is impossible to know whether the item was gifted outright or loaned to the … Read more >

Modernising Trust Law for a Global Britain

Project status: Pre-project

The problem A trust is a way of managing assets. Trusts are used widely by people and businesses. Trusts are a significant source of business for the UK and many international corporations and individuals use English law and courts to govern their arrangements. However, English trust law hasn’t been comprehensively reviewed since 1925. Meanwhile, places … Read more >

Anti-money laundering

Project status: Complete

View the full report. View the summary of the full report. View the Welsh summary of the full report. The problem Money laundering is the process where criminals hide the origins of their illegally gained money. Money laundering is estimated to cost every household in the UK £255 a year and allows criminals to profit … Read more >

Search Warrants

Project status: Complete

View the full report. View the summary of the report. View a Welsh version of the summary of the report. The problem A search warrant is a written authorisation that allows an investigator to enter premises to search for material or individuals. Search warrants are usually issued by a court following an application by a … Read more >

Surrogacy

Project status: Analysis of responses

Download the full consultation paper here. Download a summary of the consultation paper here. Download a Welsh summary of the consultation paper here. Download an easy read summary of the consultation paper here. The problem Becoming a parent is the greatest day in many people’s lives. But sometimes surrogacy can be the only way for … Read more >