Govt to keep joint and several liabilty, tasks officials to look at tweaks

Wed, 10 Dec 2014

By Paul McBeth Dec. 10 (BusinessDesk) - The government plans to keep the existing rules governing how multiple defendants are treated in the legal system, though wants officials to have a look at certain areas to see if they need some tweaking. Justice Minister Amy Adams tabled the government's response to the Law Commission's report 'Liability of Multiple Defendants' in Parliament today, and said the Crown agrees with the main recommendation of keeping the current rule of joint and several liability across the legal system. The issue aro...

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