A claim other than a claim by the claimant against the defendant. It includes (1) a counterclaim by the defendant against the claimant; (2) a counterclaim by the defendant against a third party (i.e. ...
Proceedings brought by a defendant to a civil action against a person not already a party to the action. Such proceedings are now made under Part 20 of the Civil Procedure Rules and known as Part 20 ...
The offence, punishable with up to five years' imprisonment and/or a fine, of dishonestly using, wasting, or diverting electricity. This offence may be committed by someone who bypasses his ...
The date specified in an Act of Parliament (or in a commencement order) for its coming into force.
A body established by the Lord Chancellor to consider particular areas of law that may need reform.
A contract made by word of mouth, as opposed to one made in writing. See also implied contract.
The tax rule that applies when an agreement states that the payer is to pay Q £100 “free of tax”. The payer is then required to make a payment to Q of £100; this is equivalent to £128.20 gross and ...
Words whose legal interpretation has been fixed so that the legal effect of their use is known.
A kind of waste that occurs when a tenant takes positive action that damages the land he leases.
A trust that contravenes statute, morality, or public policy. Such a trust is void and of no effect.
The principle that determines the amount of damages awarded for a tort or a breach of contract.
An offender under the age of 21 cannot be sentenced to imprisonment; instead he may be sentenced to detention in a young offender institution under s 96 of the Powers of Criminal Courts Sentencing ...
N.A document not written by any of the parties to which it applies: the opposite of an autograph.
N.The material alteration or destruction of a document in writing, so as to render it invalid as evidence.
N.The clause in a lease that specifies the amount of the rent and when it should be paid.
The words in a conveyance of land that identify the person to whom the property is transferred.
[Latin]Among other things. The phrase is used to make it clear that a list is not exhaustive.
Adj.Relating to judicial proceedings or the law. Juridical days were days on which legal business could be transacted.
[Latin: by a subsequent act]Describing any legal act, such as a statute, that has retrospective effect.
A handle or grip shaped like the butt of a pistol, often found on assault rifles and similar weapons.