Registras and deputy registrars were renamed District Judges and Deputy District Judges respectively in the Courts and Legal Services Act 1990. (see District Judge and Master)
A witness is released (freed from an obligation or duty) by the court, when he or she has given evidence in a case.
Remand means the accused person will be kept in custody or placed on bail pending further Court appearance.
A judge suspending or cancelling punishment for an offence.
The refusal to perform an obligation required by contract. In this circumstance, the other party may choose to terminate the contract or take legal action.
An order which a court issues when it has decided where a child should live, setting out details of the court’s decision.
A building used or is suitable for use as a dwelling, or is in the process of being constructed or adapted for use as a dwelling. The garden or grounds of such a building, including structures on the garden or grounds are also considered as residential property.
Respondent is the term used to describe the spouse who did not file for divorce but received the petition from court.
Restorative Justice is a system of criminal justice which focuses on the rehabilitation of offenders through reconciliation with victims and the community at large.
Restrictive Covenant are restrictions within the deeds of how land can be used.