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Law Commission's 13th programme of law reform - Law Society response

2 November 2016

The Law Society has submitted its response to the Law Commission's 13th programme of law reform.

Our response is divided into two parts.

In the first part we identify areas of law that the Law Commission has itself suggested are suitable for reform and which we agree with, along with areas of law on which we have previously submitted proposals to the Law Commission and with which we understand the Law Commission is already familiar.

These areas are:

  • family law (surrogacy and no fault divorce)
  • criminal law (confiscation of the proceeds of crime)
  • residential leaseholds.

In the second part we go into more detail in suggesting new areas of law that we believe are suitable for reform, and which we have not previously identified to the Law Commission.

These areas are:

  • immigration and asylum law (codification of immigration rules)
  • Dangerous Dogs Act (1991)
  • wills (ademption)