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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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How Judges Decide Cases: Reading, Writing and Analysing Judgements 2nd ed

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ISBN13: 9781908013064
Previous Edition ISBN: 1858113318
Publisher: Nova Law and Finance
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Publication Abandoned

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.

Thoroughly updated, incorporating changes to the legal system and recent examples, it will assist experienced practitioners, newly appointed recorders and tribunal chairs, and vocational students alike.

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Legal Skills and Method, Courts and Procedure
Contents include:
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