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  • The CICA published list of compensation figures for different injuries, and what is covered by the terms of the compensation scheme.

  • Law that relates to tax.

  • See Lessee.

  • A form of co-ownership where on the death of the co-owners the remaining owner(s) is (are) not automatically entitled to the deceased’s share in the property. The deceased’s share will pass in accordance with their wishes contained within their Last Will and Testament.

  • A Court of Law that deals with cases involving Family Law such as divorce and arrangements for looking after children after divorce.

  • See Counsellor.

  • The right of someone other than the legal owner of the property to use or control land of which they have no ownership. Details will be referred to in the title documents and explained by the solicitors acting on your behalf.

  • The time the CICA allows a person to make a claim, after the point when a crime has been reported to the police.

  • These documents firstly act as evidence that the person selling the property actually owns it, and secondly they set out any rights or obligations that affect the property.

  • Document issued by the Land Registry on completion of an application for registration confirming the ownership of the property and any mortgage.

  • If you are not married, but have lived together, then you may have a claim against property that you have lived in, even if it is not in your name, if you have contributed financially to that property in some way. This is a TOLATA claim – a claim under the Trust of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act.

  • An organisation of workers who have banded together to achieve common goals such as better working conditions. The trade union bargains with the employer on behalf of union members and negotiates labour contracts (collective bargaining) with employers.

  • A dealing with property (e.g. sale or purchase).

  • A document which transfers ownership of a property from one person to another.

  • An order made by the local authority designating a tree or group of trees as protected and requiring the local authority’s permission to lop or fell them.

  • A hearing in court where parties and witnesses give evidence, are cross examined, and the judge or District Judge makes a decision.

  • On settlement of a claim for compensation, the injured party will often receive a lump sum. If they are in receipt of means-tested benefits then the receipt of the lump sum may well disqualify them from that benefit. In these circumstances, benefit payment can often be protected by placing the lump sum in a personal injury trust.

  • A trustee acts as a legal owner of any assets contained in a trust and are responsible for distributing the assets in accordance with the trust.