Tag: UK Law

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Immigration Act 1971
7th Jun 2019
Introduction: In the years leading up to the Immigration Act 1971, there was negativity and resentment growing towards those immigrating into the UK....

Emergency Powers (Defence) Act 1939
7th Jun 2019
Introduction: The Emergency Powers (Defence) Act 1939 was passed in the UK in the context of the Second World War (WWII). The aim of the act......

Criminal Justice Act 1988
7th Jun 2019
Introduction: The Criminal Justice Act 1988 was introduced during the third term of Margaret Thatcher's Conservative government, as part of a wider part......

Police Act 1996
7th Jun 2019
Introduction: The Act was introduced by the Conservative government shortly before their election defeat to Tony Blair's labour party....

Theft Act 1978
7th Jun 2019
Introduction: The Criminal Law Revision Committee spent seven years considering criminal property offences which had previously been contained......

Constitutional Reform Act 2005
7th Jun 2019
Introduction: The Constitutional Reform Act of 2005 ['the Act'] prescribed numerous changes in the judiciary of the United Kingdom [UK] as......

The Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015
7th Jun 2019
Introduction: It was thought by parliament and the general public that sentences were not severe enough for criminals. The media had capitalised......

Law Reform (Contributory Negligence) Act 1945
7th Jun 2019
Introduction: The Law Reform (Contributory Negligence) Act 1945 is a piece of legislation that enables the courts to designate liability in a just and equitable......

The Parliament Act 1911
7th Jun 2019
Introduction: The Parliament Act of 1911 ['the Act'] emerged from political circumstances surrounding the relationship between the two UK parliamentary bodies......

The Land Registration Act 2002 (LRA)
7th Jun 2019
Introduction: The Land Registration Act 2002 (LRA) was introduced as a Joint Working Group consisting of people representing several bodies...

Mental Health Act 1983
7th Jun 2019
Introduction: The Mental Health Act 1983 covers the reception, care and treatment of people in England and Wales who suffer......

Misrepresentation Act 1967
7th Jun 2019
Introduction: Misrepresentation is an important factor in both contract law and tort law in the English legal system. The Misrepresentation Act 1967......

Insolvency Act 1986
7th Jun 2019
Introduction: The Insolvency Act 1986 provides the legal platform to deal with issues arising out of personal and corporate insolvency....

Local Government Act 1972
7th Jun 2019
Introduction: The Local Government Act 1972 reformed the structure of local government in England and Wales. The changes were introduced......

Public Order Act 1986
7th Jun 2019
Introduction: The Act as originally drafted contained five main offences relating to public order. Although there have been some modification......

Land Registration Rules 2003
7th Jun 2019
Introduction: The Land Registration Act 2002 repealed and replaced the Land Registration Act 1925, which until then governed land registration....

Freedom of Information Act 2000
7th Jun 2019
Introduction: The Freedom of Information Act of 2000 ['the Act'] was passed by the UK Parliament in 2000 and came into force in its entirety in 2005....

Magistrates Court Act 1980
7th Jun 2019
Introduction: The Magistrates Court 1980 was an Act passed by Parliament which implemented the recommendations of the Law Commission......

The Equality Act 2010
7th Jun 2019
Introduction: The principle of equality is an indispensable element of a democratic society. Equality law in Britain, however, is a recent......

Security Service Act 1989
7th Jun 2019
Introduction: The Security Service Act 1989 relates to the Security Service, more commonly known as MI5 (Military Intelligence, Section 5)....

Access to Neighbouring Land Act 1992
7th Jun 2019
Introduction: The Access to Neighbouring Land Act 1992 is a law that enables persons to have access to neighbouring land in order to carry out work...