Glossary of Legal Terms

The legal world can be confusing. We hope this legal glossary helps clear up any legal terms that you may have been previously unfamiliar with.

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Legal Glossary

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There are 10 names in this directory beginning with the letter A.
Accused
The individual being charged with breaking the law.

Affirmation
An affirmation has the same legal effect as taking an oath on the stand, without the religious implications.

Agent
Someone who acts on the behalf of someone else. Your solicitor is often considered your agent.

Agreement
When two parties reach a consensus on a set of facts or a course of action.

Allegation
A legal accusation made against someone that has not yet been proved.

Appeal
To request that a legal sentence or conviction be revoked or reconsidered.

Arbitration
A type of dispute resolution that involves using an arbitrator to settle a case without going to court.

Assets
Things, either physical or otherwise, that hold value to a business or individual.

Associate
Solicitors that are not of a Partner level but are more experienced than an assistant solicitor.

Assured tenancy
Tenants on an assured tenancy agreement have more rights to stay on after the end of the agreed tenancy period than in a short assured tenancy agreement.