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This totally up to date variation takes account of contemporary alterations in united kingdom laws. it's a convenient table reference for legal professionals and an amazing resource of criminal terminology for college students and secretaries in any state the place the criminal method is predicated on English legislations. It presents transparent, jargon-free info for pros, scholars, and other people and not using a criminal qualification. It includes over 4,000 entries that outline and clarify the foremost phrases, strategies, methods, and the association of the English criminal approach. It positive factors authoritative and up to date articles which were written through working towards and educational attorneys. New entries disguise the Woolf reforms, human rights legislations, in addition to relatives legislations, crucial and native govt, and overseas legislation. This paintings used to be defined by way of prime collage teachers as being ' the easiest legislations dictionary at present' and 'excellent for non legislations scholars in addition to legislation undergraduates'.
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The Crime (Sentences) Act 1997 provides for an automatic three-year minimum sentence for third-time burglars, although judges may give a lesser sentence if the court considers the minimum would be unjust in all the circumstances. See also REPEAT OFFENDER. Business Expansion Scheme See ENTERPRISE INVESTMENT SCHEME. business liability Liability (contractual or tortious) for a breach of obligations or duties arising in the course of a business (which can include the activities of a government department or local or public authority) or from the occupation of business premises.
The others are *British citizenship and *British Overseas citizenship. The dependent territories for the purposes of this form of citizenship are listed in a schedule to the Act; they include Bermuda and Gibraltar, among others. On the date on which it came into force (1January 1983), the Act conferred the citizenship automatically on a large number of existing citizens of the UK and Colonies on the grounds of birth, registration, or naturalization in a dependent territory or descent from a parent or grandparent who had that citizenship on one of those grounds.
Bill of sale A document by which a person transfers the ownership of goods to another. Commonly the goods are transferred conditionally, as security for a debt, and a conditional bill of sale is thus a mortgage of goods. The mortgagor has a right to redeem the goods on repayment of the debt and usually remains in possession of them; he may thus obtain false credit by appearing to own them. An absolute bill of sale transfers ownership of the goods absolutely. The Bills of Sale Acts 1878 and 1882 regulate the registration and form of bills of sale.