Confiscation under Part 2 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

Project status: Analysis of responses

Download the Consultation Paper Download the Executive Summary of the Consultation Paper Download a Welsh version of the Executive Summary of the Consultation Paper   The problem The “confiscation order” is an order made personally against a defendant to pay a sum of money equivalent to some or all of their benefit from crime, depending … Read more >

Conflict of laws and emerging technology

Project status: Pre-consultation

The problem The Law Commission’s work on smart legal contracts, digital assets and electronic trade documents has identified several conflict of laws issues, including ascertaining the law applicable to a dispute, and determining whether a particular court will have jurisdiction to hear a dispute in relation to a smart legal contract or digital asset. With … Read more >

Consents to Prosecution

Project status: Complete

The report that concludes this project recommends reforms designed to rationalise one of the procedural mechanisms used to control the prosecution process – the requirement in respect of certain offences that, as a condition precedent to the institution of criminal proceedings, the consent of either a Law Officer or the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) … Read more >

Conservation covenants

Project status: Complete

Download the report Download the summary The problem A conservation covenant is an agreement between a landowner and a body like a charity or public body to do or not do something on their land for a conservation purpose. This might be, for example, an agreement to maintain woodland and allow public access to it, … Read more >

Conspiracy and Attempts

Project status: Complete

This project reviewed the law governing the criminal liability of those who agree, or attempt, to commit offences. The project We published our report “Conspiracy and Attempts”, including a draft Bill, on 10 December 2009. The report follows our consultation paper, which we published on 10 October 2007. In our report we make recommendations on statutory conspiracy to: … Read more >

Conspiracy to Defraud

Project status: Complete

We announced in November 1994 our intention to embark on a comprehensive review of offences of dishonesty, including those created by the Theft Acts 1968 and 1978. We concluded in December 1994 that, for practical reasons conspiracy to defraud performs a useful role in the existing law of dishonesty, and that it should remain intact … Read more >

Consultation for the 13th Programme of Law Reform

On 14 December 2017 the Law Commission published its 13th Programme of Law Reform. To make sure our work is as relevant and informed as possible, the Law Commission consults widely when we draw up our programmes of law reform. To help us compile our 13th Programme, we are asking for suggestions from you about … Read more >

Consumer Insurance Law: Pre-Contract Disclosure and Misrepresentation

Project status: Complete

The Law Commission and the Scottish Law Commission recommended the creation of a new consumer statute setting out what a consumer should tell their insurer before taking out insurance. The law under the Marine Insurance Act 1906 requires consumers to volunteer information about everything which a “prudent insurer” would consider relevant. We think this duty … Read more >

Consumer Prepayments on Retailer Insolvency

Project status: Complete

Download the report Download the summary The problem Prepayments are popular because they can be used to budget for big spends, such as Christmas, or as a deposit for major purchases like cars or new kitchens. On a smaller scale, gift vouchers and cards solve the dilemma of choosing the “right” gift. However, if the … Read more >