An Introduction to Modern English Word Formation (English by Valerie Adams

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Jury vetting: procedure by which members of the public are selected in court for jury service in England. In the United States, the counsels for the defence/prosecution have far more opportunities to challenge potential members of the jury than in England. This procedure is commonly termed voir dire in the United States. 41 chapter 1 Legal certainty: to protect the expectations of individuals by ensuring that laws are applied consistently and predictably. Legal Disciplinary Practices (LDP): a new form of providing licensed legal services in the United Kingdom, as the business is conducted both by different kinds of lawyers and non-lawyers.

Note 1: in some civil law countries, for example the Netherlands, it is common for textbooks to refer to cases by key words, such as ‘the case of the gassed onions’. English and American textbooks typically refer to cases by the names of the participants. Note 2: the ‘v’ in the case citations stands for ‘versus’. The Americans, rather logically, pronounce the v as versus, but in England this is not done. Versus is said as ‘and’: Miliangos and Frank. Beware when you hear a reference in this way, as the parties so coupled are not joint parties but opponents.

In many cases, where the trial is expected to last more than ten days, there may be a pre-trial review. This pre-trial review is to offer the parties an opportunity to settle before the costs of a full trial are incurred. If the attempt at settlement is unsuccessful, then the agenda for the trial is set down. 1 Order for disclosure of documents In English proceedings, there is no longer an automatic duty on all parties to disclose documents relevant to the issues in dispute. Instead disclosure is ordered by the court.

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