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Family Law: Law reform

Subjects: Law

Official papers

The Official Papers Reading Room is on the Ground Floor of the LawBod. However, you may find that many of the British parliamentary papers you require will be accessible electronically via the links below

Law Commission for England & Wales: Family Law Reform

"The Law Commission is a statutory independent body. We aim:

to ensure that the law is as fair, modern, simple and as cost-effective as possible
to conduct research and consultations in order to make systematic recommendations for consideration by Parliament, and
to codify the law, eliminate anomalies, repeal obsolete and unnecessary enactments and reduce the number of separate statutes."

There is one team, headed by a Commissioner, which looks at all aspects of  Property, Family & Trust Law

The official website of the Law Commission includes public access to consultation documents and published reports, among other matters. Below are links to recent projects in the area of family law.

BAILII is a useful alternative free online source for Law Com Reports if they are not on the Law Com's own website. See final link below.

Since 1965 there has also been a separate Commission to look at the reform of the law of Scotland.