UNDERSTANDING LEGAL TERMINOLOGY: USEFUL GUIDANCE: IT DOESN’T ALL RES IPSA LOQUITUR YOU KNOW

The Radio 4 programme “Word of Mouth” had a programme last week on “legal language”: “demystifying the language of the court room”. This led one of the participants, barrister, author and blogger Lucy Reed to write a post “Why do lawyers talk legalese?”   This post contains a fairly comprehensive set of definitions. I was thinking of doing the same for civil law. However in turns out that this would to some extent be reinventing the wheel. There are already plenty of useful guides available to demystify lawyer’s language.

THE GUIDES

WIGAPEDIA’S UNIQUE GUIDE TO LEGAL LANGUAGE

It would be remiss not to mention Colm’s  Language of the law decoded: The litigation edition an  expert is defined as

“Someone paid more than most of the lawyers to attend court. Entirely independent. Co-incidentally repeatedly prepare reports and give evidence which is entirely supportive of the party who happens to be paying them.”

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