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Law Reform

Law Unit 1

What is the Law Commission? -Law Commission Act 1965 -Full time body -Chairman; high court judge -Four other lawyers -Support staff to assists with research
What does the Law Commission Act 1965 say? 'Keep under review all the law'. Can make proposals for: -Codification -Consolidation -Repeal
Who is in the Law Commission? 5; 4 expert lawyers in their field and well experienced. 5th a high court judge
Define codification Reviewing all the law on a certain topic and creating code to cover all aspects of the law on that topic
Define consolidation Combining the law from several Acts of Parliament into one Act of Parliament
What's the difference between codification and consolidation? For consolidation the law is not reviewed or changed
Define Repeal Identify old laws which aren't used and advise Parliament who will then repeal if they agree
How does the Law Commission works? 1) Topic chosen by commission or referred by the gov. 2) Law Commission researches law 3) Law Commission issues consultation paper 4) Law Commission issues final report
What are the advantages of reform through the Law Commission? -Researched by legal experts -They consult before finalising proposals -Whole areas can be considered as well as small issues -Simplify and modernise the law
What are the disadvantages of reform through the Law Commission? -Parliament don't always implement reforms -Slow to enact reforms -Not enough parliamentary time- reform isn't a prority
Created by: jxkxx
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