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.
For the last eight months, the Law Commission has been working with the Ministry of Justice to review the Search and Surveillance Act 2012.
The Act itself requires a regular review by both those agencies to make sure that the use of search and surveillance is effective and also to check that the law is protecting the rights of people being investigated – especially their right to privacy.