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Late acceptance

Is not binding as an acceptance of an offer received in time but is regarded as a new offer, cf. section 4 of the Danish Contracts Act.

Lay judge Judges not employed by the courts, e.g. lay judges and housing tribunal judges.

Lay judges Lay judges, who together with the judge decide certain cases, for example criminal cases or housing tribunal cases.

Lease A right of use against payment.

Leasing Is mostly used about leasing operating equipment such as machinery.

Leave to appeal out of time The Appeals Permission Board may grant permission to appeal a judgment after the expiration of the period allowed for appeal.

Leave to appeal to a third instance As a principal rule, the parties to a dispute may only bring the case before two courts. The Appeals Permission Board can permit that cases be brought before the Danish Supreme Court as third instance after judgment has been delivered by the district court and the high court.

Legal assistant The court may appoint an attorney to assist an injured person (typically a victim of violent crime) in a criminal case.

Legal capacity Ability to bind oneself in a way that is valid according to Danish law.

Legal capacity The ability to commit oneself in legal transactions.

Legal defect If an effect is disposed of contrary to somebody else’s rights it suffers from a legal defect. This may, for example, be the case if a pledged or mortgaged effect is sold.

Legal person A term for a person who has a legal personality but is not an individual, e.g. companies, associations, establishments and foundations.

Legal personality Is the sum total of a person’s legal rights and duties, for example according to a contract.

Legal proceedings Civil proceedings are initiated by the issue of a writ of summons to the court. Certain requirements apply as to the form of a writ of summons (see that term).

Legal separation Dissolution of marriage by grant or judgment. The legal effects of legal separation are nearly the same as for a divorce, but a new marriage requires a divorce. In the case of legal separation, the marriage is resumed when marital relations are resumed or continued.

Legal transaction Exemption which creates, terminates or changes a right, for example making an agreement.

Legalise Certify, for example the signature of the notary.

Legatee The person to whom a specified sum of money or specified effects are bequeathed, cf. section 13(1) of the Danish Administration of the Estates of Deceased Persons Act.  Legatees have no voting rights when it comes to the estate, cf. section 25(3) (by implication) of the Danish Administration of the Estates of Deceased Persons Act.

Legitimate children Children of parents who were married when the mother got pregnant or who married later.

Lex specialis Special rules of law prevail over general rules of law.



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