Project status: Complete

In this project we focus on the financial hardship suffered by cohabitants or their children on the termination of their relationship by separation or death. We concentrated in particular on the following issues: Whether cohabitants should have access to any remedies providing periodical payments, lump sums, or transfers of property from one party to the … Read more >

Common European Sales Law

Project status: Complete

Each state of the European Union has its own legal system (or systems) leading to a variety of contract laws across the EU. The European Commission believes that this variety of national contract laws inhibits trade within the internal market. On 11 October 2011, the European Commission published a proposal for a common European sales … Read more >


Project status: Pre-consultation

Download the call for evidence. Download the summary document. Download the response form. The problem There are now estimated to be over 4 million leasehold properties across England but concerns have been raised over this ownership type. Commonhold was introduced in 2004 (when a law passed in 2002 came into force) as a new way … Read more >

Company Security Interests

Project status: Complete

Companies often grant charges and other security interests over their assets to secure loans. This project looked at how such security interests should be registered. It also considered how to resolve conflicts between different secured lenders and between lenders and buyers. The project We presented our final report on this project to Government on 31 … Read more >