Stephensons Solicitors LLP Banner Image
Stephensons Trustpilot stars
Based on count 1564
View all reviews

Family law glossary - J

J

Joint tenancy   
Two or more people having identical shares in land. If one tenant dies the entire property passes to the survivor regardless of the terms of any will.
 
Joint and several liability
Where two or more people share responsibility for repaying a debt they are responsible both individually and as a group, irrespective of their proportion of the debt. 
 
Judge   
An officer appointed to administer the law and who has authority to hear and try cases in a Court of law.
 
Judgment         
The decision or sentence issued by a Court in legal proceedings.
 
Judicial Review 
The High Court reviews decisions of inferior (lower) Courts, public bodies and other bodies to ensure that the decision making process has been lawful.
 
Jurisdiction       
The area and matters over which a Court has legal authority.

loading staff

4.5out of 10
4.5 score on Trustpilot Based on count 1564

We're Great

It is our business to deliver legal services that work for our clients, and you can trust our specialists to take care of things on your behalf.

Our Trustpilot reviews

Ten things to know before attending a family court hearing

Preparing to attend a family court hearing can be stressful but our family law solicitors can guide and support you through the process. Here are ten things we think you should know before you attend a hearing. 1. Check with your solicitor whether the...

Read more

Twitter block 1 tweet

SolicitorsLLP

Inheritance Tax hits more homeowners

HMRC have recently published tax receipt data which shows that the amount received by the government in Inheritance Tax between April and May 2022 has increased by £100 million over the same time last year. It’s probable that this is because...

Read more

Family reorder

  • Victoria Gethin​
  • ​Karen Atkins
  • ​​Gwyneth John​
  • Amanda Rimmer​
  • Lauren Day
  • ​Tim Galbraith
  • Kath Geere​​
  • Jackie Price
  • Rachel Benett
  • Nicola Clayton
  • Catherine Gaskell​
  • Emma Roberts
  • Laura Simmons
  • Lorraine Baldwin
  • Bethany Corday​
  • Lauren Evans​
  • Amy Jones
  • Victoria Melluish​​
  • Hannah Mallin
  • Claire Pilling
  • Benjamin Armstrong
  • Jessica Macaulay