Service – key documents in litigation such as the Claim Form, Statements of Case are required to be served on the opponent in accordance with the Civil Procedure Rules.
Set aside – a court order voiding or cancelling another order or judgment
Settlement – where the parties agree between themselves or with the use of a mediator, to resolve the claim prior to commencing litigation or without going to trial.
Shadow Director – A person who, without being formally appointed, gives instructions on which the directors of a company are accustomed to act.
Statement of Affairs – A document sworn under oath, completed by a bankrupt, company officer or director(s), stating the assets and giving details of debts and creditors.
Statement of Case – documents filed and served in litigation which set out the ambit of the claim which include the Particulars of Claim, the Defence (and Counterclaim), Reply and witness statements.
Statement of Truth – the CPR requires that some documents are verified by a statement of truth such as the claim form. This means that the person must sign it stating that they believe the contents to be true.
Statutory Demand – A formal notice requiring payment of a debt exceeding £750 within 21 days, in default of which bankruptcy or liquidation proceedings may be commenced without further notice.
Statutory declaration – a formal statement in a prescribed form affirming that something is true to the best knowledge of the person making the declaration.
Stay of execution – an order suspending the execution of an order of the court or judgment
Stay of proceedings – an order pausing civil legal proceedings