Sunday, 28 September 2014

Legal English Quiz: Entering into a contract

Hi all, legal English quiz time: What is the correct legal English term meaning a party to a contract is of legal age and mentally able to enter into a contract:

a) authority to contract
b) consent to contract
c) capacity to contract
d) privity of contract

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Friday, 26 September 2014

Answer to legal quiz on Property agreements

Hi all, the answer to last week's legal English quiz is d) Lease. Here is our definition from our new book "Drafting Commercial Contracts - Vocabulary Series:

Lease (noun): This is a very popular type of agreement that permits a party to use property, land, vehicles or a piece of equipment for a period of time. Under a lease agreement ownership and legal title remains with the owner. Associated Words: Title (noun).

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Saturday, 20 September 2014

Legal English Quiz: Renting property or building

Hello everyone :) Legal English Quiz Time !

What is the name of the commercial contract that parties enter into to rent property or a building?

a) Franchise
b) Licence Agreement
c) Hire Agreement
d) Lease

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Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Answer to legal English murder quiz

Hi all, here is the answer to last week's quiz. The main difference between murder and culpable homicide (manslaughter) is intent. To be guilty of murder there must be intent to kill (or in some jurisdictions, intent to cause grievous bodily harm). Culpable homicide lacks the intent to kill, instead it is the unlawful negligent killing of a human being.

Oscar Pistorius was found not guilty of murder, but guilty of culpable homicide.

He is to be sentenced next month. A fascinating but tragic case.

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Legal English quiz: Murder

Hi all, #legalenglish quiz time. Following the Oscar Pistorius trial verdict, the question is this:

What is the main difference between murder and culpable homicide (also known as manslaughter) ?  It is an open question, so all comments welcome.

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Saturday, 13 September 2014

Answer to last weeks legal English quiz

Hi all, the answer to last week's quiz is C) Burden of Proof.  Here is our definition:

Burden of Proof (noun): This means that one party has the obligation of proving their case in court. The burden of proof in civil litigation “rests” with the claimant. This means that the claimant must prove their case on the balance of probabilities. This means that they must show the court that their version of the facts is more likely than the defendant’s version. The burden of proof in criminal law is defined differently and rests with the prosecution to prove their case so that the jury or judge is sure of the defendant’s guilt. Associated Words: Balance of Probabilities (noun), Claimant (noun), Defendant (noun), Obligation (noun).

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Saturday, 6 September 2014

Legal English Quiz

Hi all ! #Legal English quiz time :)

What is the legal term that means the responsibility of the claimant to establish their case in a civil court?

A) standard of proof

B) balance of probabilities

C) burden of proof

D) beyond reasonable doubt

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