Civil Procedure Rules are the rules and procedures for proceedings in civil courts England and Wales. An important feature is active case management by the courts.
Civil Rights are the rights of citizens to political and social freedom and equality.
Civil trials are generally held before one or more judges without a jury. The form and length of a civil trial will depend on the track to which the case has been allocated.
A Claim is the proceedings issued in the County or High Court. Previously know as an Action. See also Civil Case or Claim.
Proceedings in a civil court start with the issuing of a claim form. The form, which is issued by the court (after the claimant has filed the form in court), includes a summary of the nature of the claim and the remedy (compensation or amends) sought.
The person issuing the claim. Also known as the plaintiff.
Classified is a widely-used term defining information as being confidential, restricted, secret, or top-secret.
A Clause is a single paragraph or subdivision of a legal document, such as a contract, deed, will, constitution, or statute. Sometimes a sentence or part of a sentence.
Clear Evidence is evidence that is clear and positive and beyond the shadow of a doubt.
To be Cleared is to be free from a legal charge or imputation of guilt i.e. the suspect is cleared of murder.