It may be defined as the intentional, direct and unlawful physical contact with a person. Battery is sometimes included in the term 'assault' or 'common assault' whereas no harm or contact is required for the tort of assault to be established.
Because solicitors deal with their clients direct and enter into a contract with them this means that the solicitor can sue for his fees if he is not paid and also allows the client to sue if the solicitor does not do his work.
Hansard is a record of what is discussed in Parliament. It includes votes, written ministerial statements and written answers to parliamentary questions. Published on a daily basis, it covers debates from the previous day.
Laws are made in Parliament and draft laws are called Bills. Bills pass through many stages of consultation and discussion before becoming a law, this is an important part of the democratic law-making process.