The legal presumption that every person charged with a criminal offence is innocent until proved guilty.
The order in which two or more assignments of a chose in action takes effect.
Special rights which some people have because of the job they do or their special status. For example, diplomats of foreign countries are immune from arrest in the UK.
Probable Cause – the facts and evidences that lead many to believe that the accused actually committed the crime.
The process of establishing the validity of a Will after a death, and the administering of the estate of a person. A Grant of Probate (or Grant of Representation if there is no Will) gives the appointed person the legal right to access the deceased’s bank accounts and deal with their property and finances.
The legal searches that are carried out by a conveyancer when a property is being sold/bought. Thes include, local authority searches, checking the title register and title plan, checking the flood risk, water searches, chancel repair searches, and any other location specific searches.
Prosecution is the conduct of criminal proceedings against a person.
Causing someone to lose their self-control by doing or saying something.
A person appointed by a shareholder to go to a meeting of shareholders. The proxy can vote at the meeting for the shareholder.
A Public Trustee is a person (usually a barrister or solicitor) appointed by the Lord Chancellor as – trustee for trusts managed by the The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG); – Accountant General for Court Funds; – Receiver (of last resort) for Court of Protection patients