Historically, the family was viewed in the private sphere, which is compatible with the notion of private ordering, defined as the right of individuals ‘to organise their lives as they wish, free from state and court intervention’ (Cretney, 2003). This proposes that individuals are not granted unlimited freedom and simply left alone, but that ‘they should have the right to create legal obligations’ (Cretney, 2003).

This article aims to present the particularities of the divorce procedure before a notary as it is regulated by the Romanian Civil Code. In these more than three years since this procedure has been introduced in our legislation, more and more people have chosen this procedure in order to put an end to their marriage. The reasons why couples turn to a notary in order to divorce are the swiftness and the less formal character of the procedure compared to the judicial one. 

The legislator built Consumer Law to be the safety net of the everyday consumer in response to the booming trade and marketing industry. As President Kennedy observed in his Special Message to the Congress on Protecting the Consumer Interest in 1962, the consumer mass represents the most important economic group, but also the one whose needs are the least taken into account.

UK institutions responsible for the reform of corporate law can very well make their own great plans, but in reality the focus and initiative has to be shifted towards Brussels. This essay will discuss the effects of this shift on English company law. For a better understanding, one must first look at the evolution of UK Company Law, then at the European Union’s reforms, the interconnection between the two, and finally at the current and future possible impact of the shift on British company law.

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