The disclosure by an employee of information regarding his employer’s business.
A declaration of a person’s intentions to distribute his or her estate and assets after his or her passing.
Winding Up is a voluntary or compulsory closure of a business, creditors are paid and assets are shared.
Without Prejudice means without detriment to any existing right or claim. An offer can be made to resolve a dispute ‘without prejudice’. Without Prejudice offers are confidential so if the offer fails and the case goes to trail, information about the offer should not be given to the Judge (or arbitrator) during the hearing. To be able…
A Witness is a person called to give evidence in Court because they were present at or saw an event.
A Witness Summons is a document issued by a court which requires a person to give evidence, this can be verbal or in form of a written document.
Written Evidence is a written statement of relevant facts which is submitted to the court.
The death of a human being as the result of a wrongful act of another person. Such wrongful acts include: negligence (like careless driving), an intentional attack such as assault and/or battery, a death in the course of another crime, vehicular manslaughter, manslaughter or murder. Wrongful death is the basis for a lawsuit (wrongful death…
A right of an employee to sue his/her employer for damages (loss of wage and “fringe” benefits, and, if against “public policy,” for punitive damages). To bring such a suit the discharge of the employee must have been without “cause,” and the employee a) had an express contract of continued employment or there was an…
Young Offenders Institution (YOI) is an institution for the detention of criminals from the ages of 14 to 20, replacing the former detention centres and youth custody centres.