After having solicited suggestions from all and sundry, the U.K. Law Commission has chosen seven projects to work on. According to an article in today’s Times Online these include marriage contracts and separation agreements (referred to by that irritating, to me, Americanism “nups”) the law on intestacy, consumer rights of redress, laws on residential care, treason and level crossings.
Only in Britain could an institution seriously combine interests in treason and level crossings.
The Law Commission’s own Tenth Programme of Law Reform is available as a PDF.
It interests me that the Commission has explicitly chosen to avoid issues such as the whole question of the division of assets upon marriage breakdown because they’re political hot potatoes.