Longridge: 01772 783 314 | Garstang: 01995 602 129 | Lancaster: 01524 581 306 
 
Longridge: 01772 783 314 
Garstang: 01995 602 129 
Lancaster: 01524 581 306 
So, following our post last week explaining the A-F of Common Legal Terms, Solicitors in Lancaster, MG Legal, are back again to give you common legal words that fall under the letters G to K. We know, it seems like we’re taking baby steps getting this alphabetical legal guide to you, but it’s almost Christmas and there’s just too many words for one post! So, stay with us, and we’ll get there eventually – we promise! 
 
And, as last time, if there’s a word not on the list that you want explaining, drop it in the comments below and we will do our best to assist, or give us a call on 01524 581 306 for some guidance. 
G 
 
General Damages Damages that the Court will award the Claimant without needing specific proof of any loss. Personal Injury Solicitors in Preston, MG Legal, can confirm that this also includes a claim for personal injury. 
 
Grant The Legal document which proves that a person is entitled to deal with a deceased person’s estate. 
 
Guardian A person appointed to look after a minor if all people with parental responsibility are deceased or unable to care for the child. 
 
 
 
H 
 
Hereditament A property which could be inherited. 
 
HM Land Registry The body with responsibility of keeping a record of Land in the UK. 
 
House of Lords Now the Supreme Court, this used to be the highest Court in the UK. It is also a chamber of Parliament. 
 
 
 
I 
 
Interest A legal right to use or occupy a property. 
 
Interlocutory Judgement A Judgement which is not final i.e. a provisional Judgement. 
 
Intestate When a person dies without leaving a Will. 
 
Issue Either ‘Children’ (used in Wills) or ‘a matter to be decided by Court proceedings’ 
 
 
 
J 
 
Jointly and Severally A way of appointing Attorneys in a Lasting Power of Attorney so that they can make decisions separately or together. 
 
Joint Tenancy Two or more people owning land together, equally. 
 
Judge A person who is responsible for adjudicating legal matters in a Court case. 
 
Judgement A decision by the Court. 
 
Jurisdiction The area in which a Court has legal power to operate or deal with particular cases. 
 
 
 
K 
 
So, you will notice that there are no terms under K. Well, we couldn’t think of any relevant words we could define, but if you can catch us out and find one, please let us know and we will add it to our list! 
 
There are many terms which are not included, which you can check up on by calling your Solicitors in Lancaster on 01524 581 306. 
 
Finally, we promise that we will be finishing the list soon (and hopefully we might get a few more letters in next week!). But, if you have any questions in the meantime, call your Solicitors in Lancaster on 01524 581 306. 
 
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