To show Clemency is to show mercy or leniency. Clemency is also to pardon or excuse a person convicted of a criminal offense.
The Clerk of the Court is the official who records all of the proceedings of the court during a trial and then holds these records.
Clinical Negligence is a broad term that denotes a breach in the duty of care involved in medical treatment. Usually concerned with claims against doctors and other healthcare professionals and their employers.
A Closing Argument or Closing Statement is the concluding statement of each party’s counsel reiterating the important arguments for their client in a court case.
The term Co-defendant applies to any of two or more individuals, companies, or institutions answering the same charge in a court of law.
A Co-litigant is a person who joins someone else in the suing of a defendant.
A co-respondent is a person named as an adulterer (or third person) in a petition for divorce.
A Code of Practice is the written guidelines of ethical standards given by an official body or a professional association to its members to help them comply with these standards. Also known as Code of Ethics or Code of Conduct.
Codicil is an addendum signed which amends or adds something to a Will.
Coercion exists when an individual is forced to behave in a particular way, by threats of violence, for example, and is not able to act freely.