The Law Commission is delighted to report that Belinda Clark will take up a new role as a Law Commissioner on 1 August this year.
Amy Adams, the Minister Responsible for the Law Commission made the announcement today. Her full media statement is below.
Former Secretary for Justice Belinda Clark has been appointed as Law Commissioner, Justice Minister Amy Adams announced today.
How do we value appropriately the work of those who forgo or curtail a career to care for children and support their partner while he or she continues to develop a career? This will be a significant question in the Law Commission's review of the Property (Relationships) Act 1976.
Interestingly, the Supreme Court is considering that very issue at the moment too: how to divide property justly when a relationship ends and one person in that relationship earns a lot more than the other, while the other person manages the household?
Independence is a key characteristic of good law reform says Malawi's Law Commissioner Gertrude Lynn Hiwa SC.
When a couple separates there may be some special items that both the parties wish to keep but that cannot be shared.