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Here you will be able to navigate the entire selection of legal definitions from ab initio to zander, michael.

Taking Instructions On Making A Will - The solicitor’s responsibility is to take proper instructions from the client and carry them out.

Taking Silk - "taking silk" is the term sometimes used when a barrister is appointed to the role of queen's counsel.

Tamper - This term is used to suggest improper interference such as to tamper with a legal document.

Tariff - This term is used in the context of sentencing in criminal cases.

Telegraphic Transfer (Bacs) - The transfer of funds via a bank by means of a telegraphic or electronic transfer .

Ten Rillington Place - Sir ludovic kennedy's famous book detailing his investigative work into the wrongful conviction and hanging of timothy evans in 1949.

Tenant - This term 'tenant' originated from the feudal system, when lords as landowners held land for a certain period of time.

Tenants In Common - Tenants in common share equal property rights save that upon the death of one them, their share passes to the deceased tenant's estate.

Tender Of Performance - When one party cannot complete his obligation under the contract without the help of the other party who refuses his offer to perform.

Tenure - A right of holding or occupying land for a certain period of time.

Tesco Law - A phrase which was originally used in the newspapers to describe the planned move by the government to bring the law into the high street.

Test Case - A legal action that serves as a precedent in deciding similar succeeding cases.

Testamentary - Evidence of a person's intention

Testator - The person making a will (male form).

Testatrix - The person making a will (female form).

Testimony - A witness will be required to attend court to give their evidence or testimony.

The 'But For' Test - The claimant must be able to prove that harm would not have occurred ‘but for’ the negligence of the defendant.

The Balance Of Probabilities - Juries have a limited role in civil cases and the burden of proof is based upon the balance of probabilities.

The Bar Council - The general council of the bar (known as the bar council) was founded in 1894 to represent the interests of barristers.

The Gammon Tests - The law doesn't always make it clear whether a mens rea is needed or not. The court then needs to decide and may use the gammon guidelines.

The House Of Lords - If a bill was introduced in the house of commons it now passes to the house of lords where it goes through the same five stages.

The Law Society - The law society represents solicitors in england and wales.

The Solicitors’ Pro Bono Group - If you do not qualify for free legal aid, it may be possible to arrange for a solicitor to act for you.

The Thin Skull Rule - This is sometimes known as the eggshell skull rule.

Theft - Theft is probably best defined by reference to the theft act 1968.

Third Reading - This is the final vote on the bill before parliament.

Time Immemorial - The term means time beyond legal memory.

Tithes - Tithes were abolished in britain in 1936. Prior to that time a tithe required a part of an income to be given up for religious purposes.

Title Deeds - This term is used to refer to the bundle of documents once needed to prove one's ownership of land.

Tort - Derived from the latin word tortus meaning wrong. In french, 'tort' means a wrong.

Tortfeasor - The person who commits a tort is called a tortfeasor.

Transfer - The document used to transfer ownership of land.

Transferee - A person to whom the property is transferred.

Transferor - A person from whom property moves.

Transferred Malice - This is a concept that can sometimes arise in the context of mens rea.

Treaties - All treaties signed by our head of government become part of english law automatically as a result of european communities act 1972, s 2(1).

Trespass To Land - The intentional or negligent, unlawful entry upon or direct interference with land belonging to another.

Tribunal - The tribunals, courts and enforcement act 2007 received royal assent on 9 july 2007. It created a new judicial and legal framework.

Trustee - A trustee is someone who holds property on trust for another (the beneficiary).