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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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The Legal Style Manual

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ISBN13: 9781908013101
Previous Edition ISBN: 1858113989
Publisher: Nova Law and Finance
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Publication Abandoned

Rich in examples of good practice and discussion of bad practice, this book will act both as a training manual and a ready reference. Designed for all those interested in good practice in legal English, this volume is ideal for individuals looking to improve their skills and for those training trainees and pupils.

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Legal Skills and Method
Introduction: The Importance of Clear English in Writing and Drafting
Suggestions for Good Writing
Guidance from the Masters: Elmore Leonard
(30 Lessons in Basic Grammar), George Orwell
(Six Rules for Good Writing)
Part I The Application of Clear English in Legal Practice
Correspondence with Opposing Parties in Dispute Resolution
Advising the Client in Writing
Clear English Drafting
Part II Using Stylised Legal Writing
House Style
English Usage in Legal Writing
E-mail Practice and Etiquette
Précis for Lawyers
Part III: Glossaries and Useful Information
Latin terms;
Norman French
Glossary of short words
Common Abbreviations in Legal Usage Creeping Americanisms
Company terms and abbreviations
A Style Guide to Organisations, People, Places and Names
Dates and Figures
Modes of address
Universal Anyday Calendar Currencies
Time Zones
Rough conversion of weights and measures.