Damages: Damages include monetary compensation for financial loss, property loss, emotional injuries, physical injuries, loss of earnings, and costs of care.
Debt: An amount of money, a service, or an item of property that is owed to somebody.
Decision: The court hearing in which the Judge will give his/her ruling about the guilt or innocence of the accused or the sentence to be imposed. Also, it may refer to a ruling on a legal or evidentiary issue.
Defence Counsel: The lawyer representing the person charged.
Defendant: A person or company who is the person being sued in court.
Deliberation: The formal or official discussion or debate of something. For example, the jury would deliberate on the verdict in a court case.
Direct Indictment: With the written consent of the Attorney General an accused may be tried on an indictable matter in Supreme Court without a preliminary inquiry preceding the trial.
Dispute: A disagreement or argument about something.
Divorce: An ending of a marriage by an official decision in a court of law.
Documents: A formal piece of writing that provides information or acts as a record of events or arrangements. They can be used as evidence in trials.