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The Chancery Division is part of the High Court. It deals with cases involving land law, trusts and company law.
A Character Witness is a witness who testifies to the general character and reputation of the person on trial.
A Charge is a formal accusation against a person that a criminal offence has been committed.
A certificate which the Land Registry issues to the legal mortgagee (the lender) who has lent money on the security of registered land. It is proof of the legal mortgagee’s right to the security.
The document on which a police officer records details of the accusation against a suspect.
A Charging Order is a court order directing that a charge be put on the judgment debtors’ property, such as a house or piece of land to secure payment of money due. This prevents the debtor from selling the property or land – without paying what is owed to the claimant.
A Chattel (in general use) is a personal possession. In Law, it is an item of property other than freehold land, including tangible goods and leasehold interests.
Child Abuse is the term is applied to the often violent and inhuman behaviour that an adult shows toward a child.
Child Custody is the term applied to the support and control of a child that is determined by the court when the parents of the child are divorced or separated.