A Master is a judicial officer of the High Court in the Royal Courts of Justice who normally deals with preliminary matters before trial (see Registrar).

McKenzie Friend

Assists a litigant in person in a court of law in England and Wales. This person does not need to be legally qualified. The crucial point is that litigants in person are entitled to have assistance, lay or professional, unless there are exceptional circumstances.


Merger is the merging of one estate or title into another. It is a term predominently used in business law. Agreements are merged when one contract is absorbed into another. The merger of contracts is generally based on the language of the agreement and the intent of the parties. Consolidation is an example.

Mesne Profits

Mesne Profits is the sum of money claimed by a owner of property against someone not legally entitled to be in possession. Calculated from the date the notice to quit expires until the date possession is given up