Legal termsThe law is difficult and is often described in technical language. Our glossary provides short descriptions of legal words and terms you will find on this website.
A person charged with a criminal offence.
To move the date of a court hearing; to close the court; to resume at a later date or time.
A written statement made on oath, given instead of verbal evidence.
A declaration made instead of taking an oath.
A person seeking a court order.
A hearing of civil disputes under $10,000.