Glossary - V
Lawyers often use technical terms. This guide to common legal words will make it easier for you to understand the law and Victoria's legal system. It will help you understand the legal information you need to read when you have a legal issue or problem.
- vendor terms
A contract of sale that allows the buyer of a property to pay the seller in instalments over a longer period than usual, for example 3 or 5 years.
- vendor's statement
- vexatious litigation
Legal action that is taken only to annoy or embarrass the other party.
- victim impact statement
A statement made to the court by a victim of a crime. It sets out details of injury, loss or damage caused by the crime.