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Synonyms in sales contracts


Oct
27
2017

Sales contracts are one of the documents that legal professionals have to deal with in their everyday work on a regular basis. This entry aims to teach you about the various synonyms you may use in a sales contract for particular concepts and terms. Thanks to the responsive and user-friendly flashcard application, you can learn about this topic even on your smartphone whenever you have a couple of minutes to improve your knowledge. All you have to do is read the question presented on the first side of the card, try to answer it based on...


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One Minute of Legal English: Drafting Construction Contracts


Aug
30
2017

Today's entry will present you a quiz on the terminology of construction contracts. However, there is a slight twist in the exercise: instead of the standard single choice exercise, here we present you the entire document in one block. There are several points in the text, where there are four possible options regarding legal terminology, general vocabulary, grammar or style and in each case, two options are correct from the four. Your task is to choose two good options out of the four by simply clicking on the good one. They will be...


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Test on the terminology of civil procedures


Aug
22
2017

The terminology of civil procedures is not an easy one, but is essential for all legal professionals in order to produce correct documents. In today's entry, we brought you a test on the different aspects of a civil action. Your task is to choose the correct answer from four options at all questions. Can you guess all of them correctly? [quizzes:steps-of-civil-procedure-1] We hope you found this test useful. Should you have any further questions or remarks, feel free to share them in the comments' section. We will do our best to...


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Difference between mortgage and security interest


Aug
10
2017

Mortgage and security interest are two similar terms, both referring to a collateral created in order to secure a debt by one party to the other. They operate similarly, both give preferential rights to the secured party in the disposition of assets in question. The basic difference is that mortgage is a traditional way of securing obligations under the common law, typically used in property transactions. In contrast, a security interest is a statutory creation, namely it is the instrument created for securing obligations typically in a...


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Quiz on Employment Law


Aug
01
2017

Today's entry will present a quiz on employment law. The quiz contains ten sentences from an employment contract and some words are missing from each. You will find words in green boxes above the sentences and your task is simply to place the green boxes into the text to form correct sentences. [quizzes:insert-terms-into-employment-contract-1] We hope you found this test useful and managed to brighten up your knowledge of employment law. Should you have any questions or remarks in this matter, feel free to ask them in the comment...


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Difference between provisional acceptance and final acceptance


Jul
26
2017

Acceptance is a term that is widely used in legal texts. Today, we would like to explain how it is used in one of the most common fields: construction. In the construction industry, the process of acceptance is more complex than a single act due to the complexity of projects. The process is divided into two basic steps: 1. Provisional Acceptance Provisional Acceptance is a conditional acceptance which means that the client has accepted the project but performance needs to be verified or confirmed under operational conditions within an...


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