Joint Tenant

Where you jointly own property with another person in undefined shares (compare with Tenants in Common).


A Court’s decision on a case it has heard.

Judicial separation

A formal separation sanctioned by the court, which enables the courts to make orders relating to money and property.


Name for a barrister who is not a QC.


The area and matters over which a Court has legal authority.


Body of 12 people sworn to try a case and reach a verdict according to the evidence presented to the Court.

Justice of the Peace (JP)

A lay magistrate; a person appointed to administer judicial business in a Magistrates Court.