|Law Report|| |
Account of a case which has been worked up by a trained barrister or solicitor when the case makes a change to the law or is otherwise ‘reportable’.
|Lay Advisor|| |
Someone without legal qualification who gives advice on behalf of an organisation in the lay advice sector.
|Leave of the court|| |
Permission of the Court.
|Legal Aid|| |
Funding from the taxpayer to enable a litigant to purchase legal services.
|Legal Executive|| |
Qualified lawyer who has trained less broadly than a solicitor and specialised earlier.
|Legal Service Order|| |
Court order which enables one party to a marriage to access legal services by ordering the other to pay them a lump sum or instalments.
|Lenocinium (Latin: “pimping”)|| |
Rarely used defence in Scotland to a divorce based on adultery.
|Lex Fori (Latin: “the law of the forum”)|| |
Law applicable in the particular jurisdiction in which the case is heard
|Lex Loci Celebrationis (Latin: “the law in the place of celebration”)|| |
Law applicable in the jurisdiction in which a marriage is celebrated.
|Liability Order|| |
Court order enabling the Child Maintenance Service to enforce payment.
|Liberty to Apply|| |
Right of a litigant to apply for further appropriate orders or directions.
Short for "Litigant In Person". This refers to a person who is representing themself in divorce or other court proceedings. As opposed to the traditional situation where a solicitor would represent you and would litigate (deal/communicate with the other side and the court) on your behalf.
|Litigant-in-Person (LiP)|| |
Party to a case who attends court without representation by a lawyer.
|Litigation Friend|| |
Someone who assists a party who lacks capacity.
|Locus Standi (Latin: “standing”)|| |
Ability of an applicant to show the Court he has sufficient interest in a case to participate.