Glossary
Alphabetical Terms
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A

Access is Reserved or Access was Reserved.Access being reserved means it is yet undecided by the Court.  It can apply in different ways. For instance here it was reserved as the court felt the parties could work it out themselves.The question of  access was reserved  by consent in the Magistrates Courts because the parties believed that they could arrange between themselves all matters of access.  (Armstrong and Armstrong [1983] FamCA 57). In another matter it was reserved, pending the court receiving more information.access were reserved ; a sec. 62A welfare report order was granted; a special fixture in February was ordered; the only procedural order was that not less than seven days befor


R

Res judicata (RJ) or res iudicata, also known as claim preclusion, is the Latin term for "a matter decided" and refers to either of two concepts in both civil law and common law legal systems: a case in which there has been a final judgment and is no longer subject to appeal; and the legal doctrine meant to bar (or preclude) relitigation of a claim between the same parties. In the case of res judicata, the matter cannot be raised again, either in the same court or in a different court. A court will use res judicata to deny reconsideration of a matter.