Contentious vs Non-Contentious Law

Jargon Buster: Contentious Law

Contentious legal work relates to legal disputes occurring between two or more parties.

Example Contentious Legal Areas Include: Criminal Law, Family Law, Employment, Personal Injury, Civil & Commercial Litigation.

Jargon Buster: Non-Contentious Law

Non-Contentious legal work relates to transactions occurring between one or more parties.

Example Non-Contentious Legal Areas Include: Conveyancing, Commercial Property, Corporate Finance, Wills & Probate.

Why Should I Care?

If you are an aspiring lawyer, understanding contentious and non-contentious legal areas is a MUST. In your training contract you will complete seats in both areas. It is important to know the difference between both areas of law in making your decision about where you would like to qualify.

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