Category: Law Commission

WALES/ENGLAND – Lib Dem Conference calls for enforceable rights for cohabitants

Conference seeks legislation based on Law Commission’s proposals     The Liberal Democrat Conference has passed a motion which calls for “the implementation without delay of proposals giving cohabiting couples fair and reasonable redress upon relationship breakdown and upon intestacy, based upon the proposals made in the Law Commission’s 2007 and 2011 reports.” It is …

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UK – Family barristers question commission’s matrimonial property principles

Proposals risk reducing scope for agreements, FLBA warns The Law Commission’s proposals to introduce a ‘clear, principled basis’ for sorting out matrimonial property disputes risk making settlements harder to achieve, the Family Law Bar Association (FLBA) has warned. “It would be a mistake, in our view, to conclude that the present system fails to promote …

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WALES/ENGLAND – Law Commission announces review of financial provision arising on divorce

The Law Commission has extended its review on marital property agreements to cover two further issues of financial provision arising on divorce or the dissolution of a civil partnership. It will publish a supplementary consultation paper in autumn 2012. The Commission will examine the extent to which one party should be required to meet the …

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