This Report is the product of a unique joint review of the Search and Surveillance Act 2012 (the Act) conducted by the Law Commission and the Ministry of Justice. As required by the Act, it has been completed within one year of receiving the...
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The Law Commission has completed the review of the Crown Proceedings Act 1950 and the review of the use of national security information in proceedings. Both references are about improving infrastructure that supports the Crown’s involvement in...
The Commission's Report, The 2013 Review of the Evidence Act 2006 (R127) considers the operation of the provisions of the Act and whether repeal or amendment of any of them is necessary or desirable. In particular, it focuses on those...
The Commission's Report, Disclosure to Court of Defendants’ Previous Convictions, Similar Offending, and Bad Character (R103).
The Commission's Report, Access to Court Records (R93) contains recommendations for the principles and rules that should govern access to court records.
The Commission's Report, Evidence (R55)
The Commission's Report, Evidence Law: Witness Anonymity (R42).