Glossary of Terms

Property and Construction
Break Clause
Conveyancing
Freehold and Leasehold
Schedule of Condition
Mortgage Credit Directive (MCD)
Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)
Environmental search
Party Wall Act 1996
FRI Lease
LDEDCA Construction Act 2009
HGCRA Construction Act 1996
Gifted Deposit
Land Registry
Planning Permission
Building Regulations
Landlord and Tenant Act 1954
TCC Technology and Construction Court

Business
Copyright
Trademarks
Commercial Litigation
Design Right Protection
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Intellectual Property
Partnership Agreements
Shareholder Agreements
Articles of Association
Terms and Conditions
Enterprise Management Incentive (EMI)
Due Diligence
Infringement
Arbitration
Personal injury – defendant

Family Law
Divorce Petition
Acknowledgement of Service
Decree Nisi
Decree Absolute
Prenuptial Agreement
Unreasonable behaviour – where one party considers the other has behaved unreasonably.
Desertion – where one party has intentionally been absent for two years or more.
Separation – where the parties have lived separate and apart for five years.
Separation – where the parties have lived separate and apart for two years with the other party providing consent.
Adultery – (this is not relevant to civil partnerships).
Tenants in Common
Matrimonial home rights
Petitioner
Respondent