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What is private law?

Law denoting to private relationships between individuals.

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What are the three types of private law?

- Contract.
- Tort law.
- Property law.

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What is contract law?

An agreement between parties bound by contract signing.

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What is tort law?

A civil wronging resulting in the violation of another's rights.

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What is property law?

Law which governs the rightful ownership of a commercial property.

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What is criminal law?

The body of law which instills punishment for crimes.

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What is a plaintiff?

The initiation of a civil action.

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What is the 'burden of proof'?

The responsibility to prove a side as guilty.

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What is the 'standard of proof'?

The standard at which the defendant is guilty beyond reasonable doubt.

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What are the 7 legal professionals of a court?

1. Judges and magistrates.
2. Judge's associate.
3. Tipstaff.
4. Barristers and solicitors.
5. Witness.
6. Court officer.
7. Court reporter.

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What is a judge?

Somebody who ensures the appropriate sentencing of an individual.

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What is a magistrate?

An individual in charge of a lower court with the same responsibility of a judge.

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What is a judge's associate?

A judge's secretary.

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What is a tipstaff?

A supporter in procedural and organisational matters.