Forum Non Conveniens Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Forum Non Conveniens.

Forum Non Conveniens (n.)

Definition: A legal doctrine which allows a court to refuse to hear a case if it believes the dispute would be more appropriately and fairly resolved in another court location. The Latin term 'Forum Non Conveniens' translates to 'an inconvenient court'. This doctrine is applied when a court location can bring unnecessary hardship to a party involved.