An Opening Statement is a statement made by representatives at the beginning of a trial before any evidence is given.
Oral Evidence is evidence given in court verbally rather than in another form such as writing.
Oral Examination is a method of questioning a person under oath before an officer of the Court to obtain details of their financial affairs.
An Order is a direction given by a Court.
An Orderly Sale is the open market sale of assets without the pressure to sell them in the shortest possible time or at whatever price offered. Opposite of Forced Sale. Also called Orderly Liquidation.
Originating Application is a method of commencing proceedings under the authority of a specific act of parliament, e.g. Landlord and Tenant Act, whereby the applicant asks the Court to grant an order in their favour.
Ouster is an order within an injunction to force a person to leave a property.
An Outlaw is a person who is not protected by the law.
An Outright Possession Order means the tenant must leave the property by the date given in the order. This is usually 14 days after the date the court makes the order.
An act done openly and from which the criminal intention of the act is clear.