Dictionary

  • Appearance (in court)

    Appearance in court – the presence of a party in court, either personally or by a legal representative. A legal representative could either be a solicitor or a barrister (counsel). A person appearing in court representing themselves is said to be appearing as Plaintiff or as Defendant. If a person is being represented by a legal practitioner they are said to be appearing “for” or “on behalf of” the Plaintiff or Defendant.

    The presence of a party in court, either personally or by a legal representative.

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