Definitions of terms used
Case number—a reference number (may also be called a file number). For example, MCDT001/15 or GAA001-16.
Party—a person or entity named in the application.
Respondent—the other party in the application.
Active party—each of the following people for a proceeding relating to an adult with impaired decision making capacity:
- the adult
- the applicant (if the adult is not the applicant)
- the person proposed for appointment or reappointment
- any current guardian, administrator or attorney for the adult
- the public guardian
- the public trustee
- a person joined as a party to the proceeding by the tribunal.
Serve (documents)—delivery of legal documents officially notifying the intended receiver that a legal action or proceeding involving them has been started.