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Legal English 4th ed

ISBN13: 9780415712859
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780415694353
Published: February 2015
Publisher: Routledge-Cavendish
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £27.99

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English is the dominant language of international business relations, and a good working knowledge of the language is essential for today’s legal or business professional. Written with the needs of both practitioners and students in mind, Legal English provides a comprehensive and highly practical approach to its subject-matter and addresses the key aspects of the use of English in commercial legal contexts.

Legal English covers the key areas of legal English usage for both written and oral legal communication in typical legal situations. It features expanded terminology glossaries, legal drafting troubleshooting tips, language for negotiation and contract-drafting guidance.

This new fourth edition now offers more activities and examples, both in print and online, showing how language is correctly applied, as well as sample templates for commonly used written documents such as legal letters, memoranda, and contracts.

Drafting and Legal Writing, Legal Skills and Method
1. Introduction to Legal English
2. Grammar for Legal Writing
3. Punctuation for Legal Writing
4. Sentence Structure
5. Legal Writing Standards: Dates, Numbers, Citations and Headings
6. Terminology and Linguistic Peculiarities
7. Elements of Good Style: Clarity, Consistency, Effectiveness
8. What to Avoid
9. British and American English
10. Contracts: Structure and Interpretation
11. Contract Clauses: Types and Specimen Clauses
12. Drafting Legal Documents: Language and Structure
13. Correspondence and Memoranda
14.Aspects of Spoken English
15. Meeting, Greeting and Getting Down to Business
16. Interviewing and Advising
17. Dealing with Difficult People
18. Court Advocacy
19. Negotiation
20. Chairing a Formal Meeting
21. Making a Presentation
22. Telephoning