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Vol 23 No 4 April/May 2018

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Williams, Mortimer and Sunnucks: Executors, Administrators and Probate

Edited by: Alexander Learmonth, Charlotte Ford, Julia Clark, John Ross Martyn
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This book is now Out of Print.
A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Plain Language for Lawyers 4th ed isbn 9781862877757

Plain Language for Lawyers 3rd ed

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ISBN13: 9781862874640
ISBN: 1862874646
New Edition ISBN: 9781862877757
Published: May 2005
Publisher: The Federation Press
Country of Publication: Australia
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print



Plain language communication has become widely accepted in the past decade as an essential skill of the successful modern lawyer. Most lawyers try; the question remains how many of them really succeed.

Governments and courts have been forcing the issue. New laws continue to be passed requiring documents to be written in language that is ""easy to understand"", ""intelligible"", ""comprehensible"" or ""expressed plainly"", or requiring ""plain language"" or ""plain English"". At the same time, modern case law is highlighting the risks for banks and others who continue to use documents that cannot easily be understood. The use of e-mail and the Internet have revolutionalised the way lawyers communicate, and has had very significant implications for the language they use.

This updated and revised third edition now covers the significant developments in plain language and the law since 1996. Includes two new chapters: one on writing for the internet and writing email and the other on designing documents intended to be read on the computer screen.

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Subjects:
Other Jurisdictions , Drafting and Legal Writing, Australia
Contents:
What is this book about?; What is plain language?; Why plain language?; Plain language around the world; Fundamentals; Structure; Words; Grammatical structures to avoid; Legal affectations and other nasty habits; Overused words and formulas; Little words: big problems; What about the rules of legal interpretation?; A plain language vocabulary; E-mail and the internet; Document design basics; Designing documents for the computer screen; Testing your writing; Any questions?.