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 5 names in this directory beginning with the letter P.
Paralegal
An individual, usually with a law degree but no practicing qualification, that supports solicitors in their work.

Partner
Part-owner of the firm with shared responsibilities sand liabilities.

Practicing Certificate (PC)
A document issued by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, allowing a solicitor to provide certain legal services.

Pro bono
Legal work undertaken without payment or at a reduced cost.

Probate
Before an executor or next of kin can start to deal with someone’s estate after death, they will need to seek legal permission as routine. This process is known as Probate.