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This book is now Out of Print.
A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Pleadings Without Tears: A Guide to Legal Drafting Under the Civil Procedure Rules 8th ed isbn 9780199652945

Pleadings Without Tears: A Guide to Legal Drafting Under the Civil Procedure Rules 7th ed

ISBN13: 9780199280773
New Edition ISBN: 9780199652945
Previous Edition ISBN: 0199254389
Published: January 2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

Wildy's Book of the Month - February 2007

Pleadings Without Tears has become established as one of the most successful books on practical legal drafting in the context of litigation. This new seventh edition consolidates and updates the sixth edition to take account of the various relevant changes to the Civil Procedure Rules, and includes a new chapter on skeleton arguments.

The book takes a practical and insightful look at the subject of legal drafting. Rather than merely providing a series of precedents, the author sets out fundamental rules common to all good drafting, so that the reader will become more confident in approaching this often unnecessarily daunting subject.

The book contains a wealth of practical examples and anecdotes and is illustrated throughout with cartoons. Its light and entertaining style, combined with detailed analysis and explanation, enable the reader to easily acquire a good understanding of drafting.

Drafting and Legal Writing, Courts and Procedure
1. Pillars of Understanding (General Principles)
2. Getting the Show on the Road (The Claim);
3. Making a Fight of It (The Defence and Counterclaim)
4. The Right to Reply (The Reply)
5. Don't Answer Back (Rejoinder, etc)
6. Pray-Tell Me (The Request for Further Information)
7. 'Just to Let You Know..' (The Answer to a Request for Further Information)
8. Come and Join In (Additional Claims Against Third Parties)
9. Pieces of Eight (The Part 8 Procedure)
10. 'To Tell You the Truth...' (Affadavits and Witness Statements)
11. Just a Minute (Minutes and Agreed Orders)
12. Bones of Contention (The Skeleton Argument)
13. A Matter of Opinions (Opinion Writing);