Legal terminology can be confusing so we are compiling a list of the more common words and phrases that you may come across and their meanings. If there are any words or phrases that you would wish to have defined, please e-mail us and we shall add them to this list

Contract  An agreement enforceable at law
Damages Money payable by a Defendant by way of compensation for a wrong suffered
Defendant    The party against whom an action is taken
Judge Someone with authority to decide issues between parties and in criminal cases to award punishment
Jury A body of persons sworn to decide matters of fact
Litigation A dispute between two or more parties that may ultimately be settled by a Court
Plaintiff The party who institutes an action against another
Remedy The means of recovery of a right

           

          

         

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