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 7 names in this directory beginning with the letter I.
Indemnity
Exemption – compensation - for liability of damages.

Informed consent
Officially giving your consent for a service or action to be carried out, having been fully informed of the potential risks and benefits.

Insolvency
The state of being unable to pay debts or compensation owed.

Insolvent
Unable to pay debts or compensation owed.

Instructing
Telling a solicitor to act on your behalf. The instruction specifies what kind of legal service you’d like them to carry out.

Interim proceedings
Preliminary stages of civil proceedings, occurring between the first and final hearing.

Intestate
If a person dies without leaving a Will, they are said to have died intestate.