|Obiter (Latin: short for obiter dicta, “things said in passing”)|| |
Asides, illustrations, analogies, individual opinions and references to prior decisions within a judgment.
To comply with (a court order).
|Occupation Order|| |
Injunctive order which regulates the occupation of a property in some way.
|Official Copy|| |
Copy of an official document supplied and marked as such by the office which issued the original.
|Official Solicitor|| |
Lawyer invited to act on behalf of a litigant when he lacks the mental capacity to represent himself.
In the Scots courts, a judgment.
|Options Hearing|| |
In Scotland, the first hearing in divorce, financial and children’s proceedings.
|Ordinary Procedure|| |
One of the two procedures for divorce in the Scots jurisdiction.
|Ordinary Residence|| |
Out-dated concept referring to a person’s abode in a particular place or country.
Abbreviation of “others”.
Abbreviation of “otherwise”.
When the time limit for completing a particular legal procedure is exceeded.
|Overriding Objective|| |
The requirement that the Court deals with a case ‘justly, having regard to any welfare issues involved’.