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National Police Chiefs’ Council - The national police chiefs' council replaces the association of chief police officers (acpo).

Negative Resolutions - Statutory instruments can be introduced by a ‘negative resolution’ procedure (no debate).

Negligence - Negligence, put simply, is failing to meet the standards of a reasonable person.

Negotiation. - A give-and-take situation that takes the form of a discussion or conference in an attempt to reach an agreement or settle a dispute.

Neighbour Principle - An obligation to take reasonable care to avoid acts or omissions which forseeably could injure your neighbour.

New Absolute Ground For Possession - A method to speed up the possession process in cases where anti-social behaviour or criminality has already been proven by another court.

Next Of Kin - A term used in wills and probate matters.

Nil Rate Band - A term used in wills and probate matters.

No Strike Clauses - No strike clauses are provisions which limit industrial action and strike action in particular.

No Win No Fee - Apart from family or criminal matters, many types of claim are suitable for a conditional fee agreement, commonly known as 'no win, no fee'.

Non Est Factum - Latin for 'this is not my deed'.

Non Qualifying Law Degree - A degree which counts towards the academic stage in a barristers training.

Non-Dangerous Species - An animal normally domesticated in the uk and not classed as dangerous.

Noscitur A Sociis - A word is known by the company it keeps.

Not Guilty By Reason Of Insanity - if the court is satisfied that the individual is insane then the verdict is 'not guilty by reason of insanity'.

Notice - An employer must give notice of the termination of an employee's employment.

Novus Actus Interveniens/New Intervening Act - A break in the chain of causation arises where there is a new intervening act or ‘novus actus interveniens’.

Nudum Pactum - A bare, naked contract which has no consideration.