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Law Commission to conduct full review of weddings law

Follows an announcement on the Budget and the Scoping Paper published in 2015

  • The Law Commission has welcomed the Chancellor's announcement that the Government will ask the Law Commission to review the laws around weddings in England and Wales. The project will look at options for "a simpler and fairer system to give modern couples meaningful choice". 

    It follows a Scoping Paper published in 2015 which outlined the problems with the current outdated laws governing how and where people can marry. That paper set out 4 principles that must underpin any new law:

    • Certainty and simplicity;
    • Fairness and equality;
    • Protecting the state's interest; and
    • Respecting individuals' wishes and beliefs

    The next step will be to the Terms of Reference for the project.

    You can read the full press release on the Law Commission website.

News, published: 02/11/2018

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Published: 02/11/2018

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