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  • A claimant is a person making a claim against a respondent in court in an attempt to restore or recover a perceived loss or to recover arrears of rent etc.
  • Formerly AKA plaintiff and defendant changed because the defendant was often wrongly perceived as the one in the wrong when he need not be.
Published: 24 September 2015 Last Updated: 17 November 2021