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 11 names in this directory beginning with the letter L.
Lasting Powers of Attorney
The next step on from a power of attorney in that they endure even after you become unable to manage your own affairs. An agreement that allows another individual to act on your behalf.

Leasehold property
A property held by a lease.

Legal 500
A leading independent legal directory detailing of worldwide law firms and practicing solicitors. The Legal 500 is regularly updated and is the go-to resource for law firm rankings across a wide range of practices.

Legal aid
Government funding issued to help meet the cost of legal services.

Legally binding
Affirmation that an agreement or contract has be consciously made and that certain actions are now either required or prohibited by law.

Liability
Can either mean that someone is a hindrance to something or has a responsibility for something.

Liable
When an individual has is legally responsible for something.

Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
A partnership where all partners have limited liability in terms of financial and legal obligation.

Litigant
A person involved in a court case.

Litigant in person
An individual or company representing themselves in court, without a legal representative.

Litigation
The process of taking a case to court.