Modern Legal Drafting: A Guide to Using Clearer Language

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Cambridge University Press, 4. 6. 2001 - Počet stran: 181
This book shows how and why traditional legal language has developed some of the peculiar characteristics that sometimes make legal documents inaccessible to the end users. It examines recent reforms in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and North America, and provides a step-by-step guide to drafting in the modern style. Readers of this book will receive clear instructions on how to make their writing clearer and their legal documents more useful to clients and colleagues. This book will benefit all law students and professionals.
 

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What Influences the Legal Drafter
5
How Legal Documents are Interpreted
32
The Move towards Modern English in Legal Drafting
58
Some Benefits of Drafting in Plain English
85
What to Avoid when Drafting Modern Documents
96
How to Draft Modern Documents
129
Using the Modern Style
166
Further Reading
175
Index
177
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