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Judgment

a Court's decision on a case it has heard

Junior

name for a barrister who is not a QC

Jurisdiction

the area and matters over which a Court has legal authority

Joint Tenant

where you jointly own property with another person in undefined shares (compare with Tenants in Common)

Judicial separation

a formal separation sanctioned by the court, which enables the courts to make orders relating to money and property

Jury

body of 12 people sworn to try a case and reach a verdict according to the evidence presented to the Court

Justice of the Peace (JP)

a lay magistrate; a person appointed to administer judicial business in a Magistrates Court

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