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Law Commission proposes new ‘Consumer Act’ – Law Society’s Gazette

“Consumers are finding it too hard to win compensation for misleading and aggressive trading practices and the law must be reviewed, the Law Commission said today.”

Full story

Law Society’s Gazette, 12th April 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Adult Social Care – Final Report Page – Law Commission

“On 31 March 2011, we published the Consultation Analysis, which is an analysis of the responses received to our consultation paper.  It summarises the views of consultees in relation to the 57 provisional proposals and 25 consultation questions put forward.”

Full analysis

Law Commission, 31st March 2011

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

Expert Evidence in Criminal Trials – Law Commission

“This project addressed the admissibility of expert evidence in criminal proceedings in England and Wales. In a criminal trial, a jury or magistrates’ court is required to determine disputed factual issues. Experts in a relevant field are often called as witnesses to help the fact-finding body understand and interpret evidence with which that body is unfamiliar.”

Full story

Law Commission, 22nd March 2011

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

Regulation of healthcare professionals – Law Commission

“The Law Commission has accepted a referral from the Department of Health to review the regulation of health and social care professionals.”

Full press release

Law Commission, 16th February 2011

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

Report on the implementation of Law Commission proposals – Law Commission

“The first annual report to be presented to Parliament on the extent to which Law Commission proposals have been implemented by the Government.”

Full report

Law Commission, 28th January 2011

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

For richer, but not necessarily for poorer – pre-nups to become law – The Independent

“Spectacular divorce battles like that which ensued after the break-up of Sir Paul McCartney and the model Heather Mills, costing the former Beatle £24.3m, are expected to be consigned to history after the Law Commission produces its long-awaited report on ‘pre nup’ agreements next week.”

Full story

The Independent, 5th January 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

OFT backs replacement of criminal penalties with civil ones – OUT-LAW.com

“Competition law and consumer watchdog the Office of Fair Trading has welcomed a legal reform proposal that would reduce its reliance on criminal law but has said that proposal should be less rigid to allow it to protect consumers.”

Full story

OUT-LAW.com, 25th Novmber 2010

Source: www.out-law.com


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