oa De Rebus - Editors page

Volume 1971, Issue 37
  • ISSN : 0250-0329



Some time ago we advocated on this page the establishment of a full-time law reform body charged with the duty of giving continuous attention to the development, simplification and modernisation of our substantive law. Theoretically this is the task of the Department of Justice, but neither the Department itself nor the Law Revision Committee which has been created to assist it, have the time or the facilities to do justice to this task. In our previous article we pointed out that the present situation is unsatisfactory in that problems which arise are solved on an ad hoc basis. There is no continuous research into the whole spectrum of the substantive law. What is required is a separate, properly-staffed permanent body such as is found in many overseas countries.

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