Breach of contract When one party does not carry out what was agreed in the contract.
Breach of a legal duty of care When a person carrying out an activity falls to take the standards of care which were expected.
Case management The judge is the active manager of the litigation.
Civil liability A person is potentially responsible for the wrong done to somebody else. Payment of damages is the likely result of a civil liability case.
Contract An agreement between 2 or more parties
Litigation A judicial proceeding
Pre-trial settlement Parties come to an agreement before a trial takes place.
Proceeding A legal action. When a case is brought to court.
Tort A wrong committed by one person against another.
Tort law Deals with situations where a person’s behaviour has caused harm to somebody else. The claimant is entitled to obtain compensation for the harm done,