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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Goode on Commercial Law

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Lawyers' Latin: A Vade-Mecum

ISBN13: 9780709082774
ISBN: 0709082770
Previous Edition ISBN: 0709070667
Published: November 2006
Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £9.99

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Updated and expanded, this invaluable reference book was originally written as an aid for those disadvantaged by the deteriorating standing of Latin in our education system and by its use as legal terminology. Professional and comprehensive, yet lighthearted, it is immensely readable and has assumed a readership far beyond the lawyers for whom it was primarily designed to assist.

All those interested in or curious about Latin may like to dip in to discover such particularly succinct phrases as uberrimae fidei (of the utmost [good] faith), in tenebris (in the dark), doli capax (capable, legally, of wrong or fraud) or mala fide (in bad faith).

Few learn Latin in school and young lawyers with minimal knowledge of the language will experience considerable difficulty as they continue to meet it, particularly in old reported cases, academic articles, statutes and in decisions of EC institutions and even falling from the lips of renegade judges. When Latin brings progress and comprehension to a halt, what then? Reach for Lawyers’ Latin.

General Interest

Series: John Gray

Lawyers' Tales ISBN 9780954887896
Published September 2010
Canis Press
Latin Today: Hodie Latina ISBN 9780954887810
Published December 2007
Canis Press
Long Live Latin: A Latin Miscellany ISBN 9780954887803
Published November 2004
Canis Press