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Civil law reform

Provides information on the reform and development of the civil law of Northern Ireland.

Civil law reform in Northern Ireland

Information on law reform in Northern Ireland, particularly in relation to private family law, trusts and property law, tort, contract law and private international law.


You will find information on consultations relating to law reform on our Consultation Zone.

Current projects

Information on current projects, including presumption of death, pleural plaques and mediation.

Latest news

Find out the latest news on law reform in Northern Ireland.

Review of legal services

A Legal Services Review Group, chaired by Professor Sir George Bain, has produced a series of recommendations relating to the existing regulation of lawyers in Northern Ireland.