The Law Reform Commission has published a consultation paper on reform on the laws covering land and conveyancing.

The paper provisionally recommends the reform of more than 150 statutes dating from before 1922. It urges that many of these be repealed, while others should be changed as they are framed in unnecessarily archaic language.

The commission is to hold a conference on the issue in UCD on November 25. It will then draft a report which will include draft legislation to give effect to its proposals.

The process is part of a joint project with the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform. The Law Reform Commission is also involved in a project aimed at introducing online conveyancing.