It has chosen 14 projects from more than 200 proposals for its Eleventh Programme. The chosen projects include charity law and regulation, misconduct in a public office, and data sharing between public bodies. It will review the law of contempt to take into account use of online technologies, and tackle European contract law, trademark and design litigation, and the law of wildlife management.

Lord Justice Munby, Chairman of the Law Commission, said each chosen area of law “has been identified as being flawed and at risk of creating confusion and injustice”.

Its other chosen projects are: conservation covenants; electoral law, taking account of technological advances; electronic communications code; family financial orders following divorce and enforcing financial arrangements for children; offences against the person; rights to light in connection with planning law and land development; and the regulation of taxis and private hire vehicles.