Friday, 22 August 2014

Answer to last week's quiz

Hi all ! The answer to last weeks quiz is d) layperson. 

Here is our definition from our book "The English Legal System: Vocabulary Series":

Layperson (person): This word is used to describe a person who is not a qualified lawyer or expert in a legal field. It is an informal word but it is commonly used, especially in the world of legal English as it is important that the layperson understands legal terms as well as the lawyers. A practical example of a layperson would be in a magistrate’s court where one judge and 2 laypeople will sit on the bench, hear the case and decide the verdict. Associated Words: Bench (noun), Verdict (noun).

Have a lovely weekend.

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Legal English Quiz !

It's the weekend, which means legal English quiz time!

What is the missing legal term?
The legal English word for a person who is not a lawyer or is not legally qualified is a ____________.

a) witness
b) client
c) litigant in person
d) layperson

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Thursday, 14 August 2014

Answer to last week's quiz

The answer to last week's quiz is false :) 

Here is our definition of limitation:

Limitation (noun): After the date of the defendant’s breach (or the date that the breach was discovered), the claimant has a limited period of time to issue the claim form at the court. This is called the limitation period. If the claimant tries to issue a claim after the limitation period, the court may decide that the claim is “time-barred”.  If a claim is time-barred then the court will not hear the claim. Associated Words: To Breach (verb), Claim (noun), Claimant (noun), Defendant (noun), To Hear (verb).

Enjoy the rest of your week :)

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Legal English Quiz

True or False: A claim can be issued at any time. There is no limitation period that exists for civil claims.

All answers and thoughts welcome :)

Have a lovely Sunday.

Friday, 8 August 2014

Answer to last week's quiz

Hi all :) 

The answer to last week's quiz is c) discrimination. Well done to everyone who answered correctly ! 
Here is our definition of discrimination taken from our e-book "Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution - Vocabulary Series":

Discrimination (noun): These are proceedings brought by an individual or organisation that means that they believe that they have been treated in a worse way than other people. Common claims for discrimination include racial, gender, religious, age, sexual orientation and disability. Associated Words: Claim (noun), Proceedings (noun).

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Saturday, 2 August 2014

Legal English quiz :)

Hi all, #legalenglish quiz time! 

What's the correct answer?

Race, religion, age, sex, disability and sexual orientation are example of _________________ claims.

a) harassment
b) unfair dismissal
c) discrimination
d) wrongful dismissal

All comments, answers and shares welcome :)  Enjoy the Saturday!