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 8 names in this directory beginning with the letter D.
Damages
Monetary compensation for loss or injury caused by a wrongful act.

Deed
A legal document, usually regarding the ownership if a property, that is signed and delivered.

Dilapidations
Money for property repair work required by the renter, as specified in their lease.

Disbursement
Payments made by an agent on the behalf of a client when carrying out a legal service. This is very common when looking to buy a home, for example, local authority searches.

Disclosure
Sharing relevant documents with the opposition in a legal dispute.

Dispute resolution
The process of concluding a legal dispute between two bodies.

Dissolution
The act of officially disbanding a partnership, official body or assembly.

Due diligence
Extensive research into a business, investment or deal to confirm all facets are correct before entering into an agreement.