A party wall is a dividing partition between two adjoining buildings (or units) that is shared by the tenants of each residence or business. Building and maintenance work to party walls is subject to strict guidelines which can be found in the Party Wall Act 1996.
A set of exclusive rights granted by a sovereign state to an inventor or assignee for a limited period of time in exchange for detailed public disclosure of an invention.
An obvious flaw in a product or a document (such as leaving out the property description in a deed).
The manufacture and/or use of an invention or improvement for which someone else owns a patent issued by the government, without obtaining permission of the owner of the patent by contract, license or waiver. The infringing party will be liable to the owner of the patent for all profits made from the use of the…
A lawsuit, usually by a mother, to prove that a named person is the father of her child (or the fetus she is carrying). Evidence of paternity may include blood tests (which can eliminate a man as a possible father), testimony about sexual relations between the woman and the alleged father, evidence of relationship of…
A Patient is a person who is deemed incapable of handling his/her own affairs by reason of mental incapacity and who is under the jurisdiction of the Court of Protection.
Penal Notice are directions attached to an order of a Court stating the penalty for disobedience may result in imprisonment.
A punishment imposed for breaking a law, rule, or contract.
A Pension Sharing Order is a type of agreement made in court that requires a party to share their pension fund.
Perjury is the crime of willfully and knowingly making a false statement while under oath.