Law Commission review of wedding law in England & Wales: Terms of Reference

The Law Commission has begun its review of wedding law in England and Wales, having agreed on the Terms of Reference for the project with the Government. The project will:

  • consider where a wedding should be able to take place;
  • consider how to remove unnecessary “red tape” which can hamper choice and increase the cost of wedding venues;
  • aim to ensure that the law works for all couples and all faiths, including those who are not as well served by the current buildings-based system; and
  • seek to make the law simpler and more certain, so that it is clear whether or not a couple’s marriage is legally valid.

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