Glossary of Terms

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Health and Safety Appeals Tribunal of Northern Ireland

The tribunal adjudicates on appeals by persons aggrieved against licensing decisions made by licensing authorities relating to the issue of, conditions applied to, or revocations of asbestos or petroleum-spirit licences.

Hearing

A term used to describe proceedings held before a court or tribunal.

High Court

A civil court consisting of three divisions:

  1. Queen's Bench - which deals with civil disputes including breach of contract, personal injuries, commercial and building cases, libel or slander;
  2. Family - which is concerned with matrimonial and probate matters and proceedings relating to children or adults who cannot make  decisions for themselves; and

  3. Chancery - which deals with property matters including fraud and bankruptcy.