Ratio Decidendi - The legal principles behind the court's decision.
Re-Engagement - Put simply this means that the employee must be taken back on terms comparable with those that he or she enjoyed prior to dismissal.
Rebuttal - Contract Law - Rebuttal means that it is expected the presumption is not true.
Recess - The periods when parliament does not sit are known as recesses.
Reckless Manslaughter - Reckless manslaughter is one of three different ways of committing the offence of involuntary manslaughter.
Recklessness - Recklessness is the taking of a risk which can not be justified.
Recognised Sole Practitioner - A solicitor who is authorised (by endorsement of the solicitor's practising certificate) to practise as a sole practitioner.
Redemption - The discharge of a mortgage.
Registered Company - A company registered under the companies act 1985.
Registered Land - Land which is registered at hm land registry
Regulations - Regulations are 'directly applicable' and have direct effect both vertically and horizontally.
Reinstatement - Put simply this means that the employer must take the employee back in the same job.
Rejection Of Offer - An offer will end when the offeree rejects it.
Remainder Man - This is a term used in wills and probate matters.
Report Stage - The report stage is about the committee reporting back to the house on any amendments that have been put forward and approved.
Res Ipsa Loquitur - The principle of res ipsa loquitur when translated means 'the thing or the happening speaks for itself.'
Res Judicata - A latin phrase meaning 'a thing ajudged'
Residue/Residuary Estate - What is left of an estate after paying out expenses and other gifts and specific legacies.
Respondent - The respondent is the defending party.
Restraint Of Trade - The interruption of the free movement of goods in commerce.
Restrictive Covenant - A restrictive covenant can "run with the land" (ie. A future owner will be subject to the restriction) in equity.
Result Crimes - The components of a criminal offence are the actus reus and the mens rea.
Reversing - This arises where a court higher up the hierarchy overturns or reverses the judgment of a lower court on appeal.
Revocation Clause - Clause revoking all previous wills.
Revocation Of Offer - An offer can be withdrawn or revoked any time up until it is accepted.
Riot - Riot is an indictable offence and carries a maximum sentence of 10 years.
Robbery - The offence of robbery is defined under the theft act 1968 section 8.
Royal Assent - This is the final stage where the monarch formally gives approval to the bill and it is at this stage that it becomes an act of parliament.