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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Reading, Writing and Analysing Judgements: How Judges Decide Cases - Student Edition

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ISBN13: 9781858113661
ISBN: 1858113660
New Edition ISBN: 1908013060
Published: February 2006
Publisher: XPL Law
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £19.99

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This unique book offers a practical guide to deconstructing judgments for the purpose of fair criticism and appeal. It shows how judgments are written and examines the style and language of judges expressing judicial opinion.

The work is founded upon independent research in the form of interviews conducted with judges at every level from deputy district judge to Lords of Appeal in ordinary, and the practical application of existing academic material more usually devoted to the structure and analysis of wider prose writing. It is illustrated by reference to reported judgments, both well-known and obscure, of the past 100 years.

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Constitutional and Administrative Law, Legal Skills and Method
The nature of judgment
How to read a judgment
The use of language in judicial opinion
Argument and legal logic
Fair criticism
Writing judgments
How judges decide
The appellate judgment
Problems with law reporting
Judicial style