Saturday, 28 June 2014

Legal English Quiz time

Hi all, legal English quiz time:

What is the missing preposition from this sentence?

People who are in positions of responsibility, for example, solicitors and directors of companies have a duty to act ___ good faith when providing their services.

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Have a lovely weekend.

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Answer to Saturday's quiz

Hi all, the answer to Saturday's question is true :) 

Well done to everyone who got it right.  Here is our definition from our book "The English Legal System: Vocabulary Series":

Legal Entity (noun): This phrase is very common in legal English. A company is a separate legal entity (legal person) and has a separate legal personality from its employees, directors and shareholders.

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Saturday, 21 June 2014

Legal English Quiz :)

Hi everyone, legal English quiz time :) 

Under English law, a company is a separate legal entity from its shareholders and directors.

True or False?

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Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Legal English quiz answer

Hi all, the correct answer to Saturday's quiz is 'find in favour of'. Here is our definition from our book "Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution":

To Find in Favour (collocation): This collocation means that the judge(s) have reached a decision and that one of the parties has won the case. Judges(s) can find in favour of either party (the claimant or the defendant) and in both of these situations the collocation to find in favour can be used. Associated Words: Found in Favour (past simple), Found in Favour (3rd form), Case (noun), Claimant (noun), Defendant (noun), Judge (person), Party (noun).

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Saturday, 14 June 2014

Legal English quiz time !

Hi all, legal English quiz time !

What is the missing preposition? (a preposition is a small connecting word, for example, on, by, for, at, as, in, etc)

The judge reserved judgment in the case. When he returned to court he found ___ favour of the claimant and awarded damages of £34,000.

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Friday, 6 June 2014

Answer to Sunday's Quiz

Hello everyone. 

The answer to Sunday's quiz is False. 

Here is our definition of an Appellate Court:
Appellate Court (adjective): This is the general name given to the courts who hear appeals. For instance, an appeal from a High Court judgment will be heard by the Court of Appeal. In this situation the Court of Appeal is the appellate court. If the judgment from the Court of Appeal is appealed, the Supreme Court will hear the appeal. The Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court are both appellate courts for both civil and criminal cases. Associated words: To Appeal (verb), Civil Law (noun), Court of Appeal (noun), Criminal Law (noun), High Court (noun), Judgment (noun), Supreme Court (noun).

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Sunday, 1 June 2014

Quiz Time :)

Hi all,

Legal English quiz time:

In civil litigation, a judgment from the Court of Appeal can be appealed to the High Court of Justice.

True or False? :)

Have a lovely Sunday !