Tag: UK Law

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ANTI-TERRORISM, CRIME AND SECURITY ACT 2001
7th Jun 2019
Introduction: The Bill was fast-tracked through Parliament owing to concerns about national security. It took only 16 hours for MPs to debate the Bill before......

Trustee Act 1925
7th Jun 2019
Introduction: The Trustee Act 1925 is an act, which is part of the land reform legislation in the 1920s. It consolidated and codified the law on......

House of Lords Act 1999
7th Jun 2019
Introduction: The House of Lords is the second chamber of the UK parliament. Their role has been to review, make and amend the laws of the......

Rent Act 1977
7th Jun 2019
Introduction: The Rent Act 1977 is the piece of legislation which introduced the category of protected tenancy in the law of England and Wales....

Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008
7th Jun 2019
Introduction: The changes to the law that can be seen by the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008 which were based on recommendations contained...

Civil Procedure Rules
7th Jun 2019
Introduction: The Civil Procedure Rules were used by all courts after 1999 and replaced the Supreme Court Rules and County Court Rules....

Police Reform Act 2002
7th Jun 2019
Introduction: The sociological and political context was one of increased strain on police resources and widespread problems with the police...

Merchant Shipping Act 1988
7th Jun 2019
Introduction: The Merchant Shipping Act 1988 was enacted to tackle the unfair quota hopping by foreign fishing vessels in British territorial......

Computer Misuse Act 1990
7th Jun 2019
Introduction: Computer Misuse Act 1990. The Computer Misuse Act (1990) was introduced to help deal with the problems caused by the misuse of computers and communication......

Companies Act 2006
7th Jun 2019
Introduction: The Companies Act (CA) 2006 was introduced as part of the long awaited reform of company law. It significantly replaced the Companies Acts of 1985......

The Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988
7th Jun 2019
Introduction: In the decades following the Second World War, globalisation and new technology caused a boom in industries such as the film, publishing, and the music industries, and businesses had a greater reach than ever before. With this surge in activity came an increased need for trademarks, copyrights and other intellectual property rights, and a demand for a unified approach across all nations....

Criminal Damage Act 1971
7th Jun 2019
Introduction: The Criminal Damage Act 1971 is the leading piece of legislation, concerning offences involving damage to property....

The Data Protection Act 1998
7th Jun 2019
Introduction: The Data Protection Act 1998 was implemented with the aim of protecting the personal data of individuals deposited on computer systems......

European Communities Act 1972
7th Jun 2019
Introduction: This Act was granted Royal Assent on 17 October 1972 and meant that the United Kingdom became an official member of the EEC....

Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984
7th Jun 2019
Introduction: The Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE) was introduced as a response to a growing perception that the public had lost all confidence......

Theft Act 1968 - Summary
7th Jun 2019
Introduction: The Act very closely based on a draft bill which had been published by the Criminal Law Revision Committee in 1966...

Employment Rights Act 1996
7th Jun 2019
Introduction: The Employment Rights Act 1996 introduces itself as ‘an Act to consolidate enactments relating to employment rights. As such, one of the main aims behind the Act was to bring together into a single piece of legislation much of the existing law in relation to employment rights....

Sexual Offences Act 2003 - Summary
7th Jun 2019
Introduction: The Sexual Offences Act 2003 repealed most sections of the Sexual Offences Act 1956. It represented a large-scale revision of the law of sexual offences....

Family Law Act 1996
7th Jun 2019
Introduction: The Family Law Act 1996 was envisioned to modernise the divorce process and is seen as one of the most radical and far-reaching reforms of family law in the past century....

Defamation Act 2013 - Summary
7th Jun 2019
Introduction: Defamation Act 2013 was introduced in order to reform the law surrounding defamation and to ensure that a fair balance between the protection of reputations and freedom of expression was being attained...

Trade Marks Act 1994
7th Jun 2019
Introduction: The Trade Mark Act (TMA) 1938 was said to have caused a 'great deal of judicial frustration thus indicating a strong need......

Human Tissue Act 2004
7th Jun 2019
Introduction: The Human Tissue Act 2004 (HTA 2004) was introduced to address serious concerns raised in the course of the 1998 Kennedy Inquiry....