Business, Legal & Accounting Glossary
someone who claims a benefit or right or title
The party that initiates a lawsuit (also known as an ‘action’) before a court. By doing so, the claimant seeks a legal remedy; if successful, the court will issue a judgment in his favour and make the appropriate court order (e.g. an order for damages). Following the Woolf reforms of the civil justice system in the late 1990s, the term ‘claimant’ is now preferred to ‘plaintiff’ but has precisely the same meaning.
To help you cite our definitions in your bibliography, here is the proper citation layout for the three major formatting styles, with all of the relevant information filled in.
Definitions for Claimant are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:
This glossary post was last updated: 5th April, 2020 | 21 Views.