Enforcement of Family Financial Orders

Project status: Complete

Download the report Download the summary Read the news story The problem Each year thousands of separating couples apply to the courts for financial orders. These are payments which a court decides partners must pay to one another, to support an ex-partner for example. Sometimes these orders are not complied with. The law of enforcement … Read more >

Patents, Trade Marks and Designs: Unjustified Threats

Project status: Complete

The Act The Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Act 2017 received Royal Assent on 27 April 2017 and came into force on 1 October 2017.  The Act inserts new threats provisions into the main Acts and Regulations for patents, trade marks and designs. The new Act creates a framework within which parties can negotiate fairly over … Read more >

13eg Raglen ar gyfer Diwygio’r Gyfraith – galw am syniadau

Project status: Pre-project

Sefydlwyd Comisiwn y Gyfraith gan Ddeddf Comisiynau’r Gyfraith 1965, i bwrpas hyrwyddo diwygio’r gyfraith. Mae’r Ddeddf yn ei gwneud yn ofynnol i Gomisiwn y Gyfraith dderbyn ac ystyried cynigion ar gyfer diwygio’r gyfraith. Mae’n rhaid i Gomisiwn y Gyfraith hefyd baratoi a chyflwyno Rhaglenni cyfnodol i’r Arglwydd Ganghellor, sy’n archwilio gwahanol ganghennau o’r gyfraith gyda … Read more >

Misconduct in Public Office

Project status: Complete

Download the full report here. Download a summary of the full report here. Download a Welsh version of the summary here. The current offence and its problems Misconduct in public office is a common law offence: it is not defined in any statute. It carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment. The offence requires that: … Read more >