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Law Revision Notes ­ G152 Law Reform
Law reform is the process of examining existing laws, and advocating and
implementing changes in the legal system, usually with the aim of enhancing
justice or efficiency.

Why do we need law reform?

The law becomes outdated and it needs to move with…

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Created in 1957. Sat monthly up to 1986 and produced 18 reports
Part time body that considers changes in the Criminal Law.
Many of its smaller, specific recommendations become law but broad changes do not
due to lack of parliamentary time.
Success: codification of theft and related offences in the…

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o The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 ­ made
corporations and organisations criminally liable for deaths of their workers in their

Royal Commissions
Are groups of independent experts are asked to consider a specific area of concern.
Set up on an ad hoc basis, to investigate issues…


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