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  • As it is an offence for a bankrupt to obtain credit, if a mortgage is involved, an appropriate search is made against the names of the buyer by the buyer’s solicitors.

  • A lawyer who has proven skills in advocacy, who may represent you in court if there is a dispute about money or children. The barrister will also provide you with specialist advice in relation to legal aspects of your case.

  • Calculated by taking an employee’s age, years of service and average weekly pay to arrive at a figure. The weekly pay figure is limited to a maximum of £464 per week and the number of year’s service is capped at a maximum of 20 years.

  • The most common ground for divorce or civil partnership dissolution is to allege that your partner has behaved in a way which you find unreasonable.

  • Beneficiaries of a will are people, charities or institutions who benefit from the will.

  • When you leave something in your will to another person/charity/institution.

  • Sadness arising from someone close to you passing away.

  • The CICA will only award compensation to a “blameless” victim. This is means that the victim of the crime has not contributed to it at all, such as instigating the fight in which they suffered injury.

  • ccurs when either an employer or employee breaks one of the terms of an employment contract. For example, if an employer does not pay an employee’s wages, or if an employee does not work the agreed hours. Not all the terms of a contract are written down. The breach may relate to a verbally agreed term, a written term, or an ‘implied’ term of a contract.

  • Approval by the local authority on the design and materials.

  • ‘Bumping’ occurs where an employee whose job is redundant ‘bumps’ another employee out of their job so that the one who is ‘bumped’ is the one who is actually made redundant. This tends to happen when a more senior employee is prepared to take a more junior role to avoid redundancy.

  • Someone who buys a property.