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Need to brush up on your legal terminology? Here we have created a full glossary of the legal terms you’re likely to come across during the process of working with us.

# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
There are currently 7 legal terms in this directory beginning with the letter A.
Administration of the estate
The process of gathering information relating to the assets and debts of someone who has died, paying all outstanding debts and distributing the remaining assets as per the Will (if there is one) or intestacy rules (if there isn't).
A personal representative of someone who has died without leaving a Will. The administrator is responsible for administering the estate.
Advance decision
A legal document used to specify situations where someone would wish to refuse certain types of medical treatment or care in the future.
Advance statement
A document similar to an advance decision that isn't legally binding. It can be used to set out wishes regarding future care and/or medical treatment.
A written statement of fact that is witnessed and signed by a solicitor.
Someone making an application to the Court of Protection to be appointed as a Deputy and/or for permission to make a specific decision on behalf of someone else.
Someone who is appointed in a Power of Attorney to act on the donor's behalf.
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