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Vol 24 No 9 Sept/Oct 2019

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Modern Legal Drafting: A Guide to Using Clearer Language 2nd ed isbn 9780521674522

Modern Legal Drafting

ISBN13: 9780521802178
ISBN: 0521802172
New Edition ISBN: 9780521674522
Published: July 2001
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: Australia
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

This clearly structured and well-referenced book shows how and why traditional legal language has developed some of the peculiar characteristics that sometimes make legal documents inaccessible to the end users. It examines recent reforms in the UK, Australia and North America, and provides a critical examination of case law and the rules of interpretation. Practical elements are also covered.

Detailed case studies illustrate how obtuse words and phrases can be reworked or removed. Particularly useful is the step-by-step guide to drafting in the modern style, using examples drawn from four types of legal documents: leases, company constitutions, wills and conveyances. Readers of this book will receive clear instructions on how to make their writing clearer and their legal documents more useful to clients and colleagues.

Drafting and Legal Writing
Introduction; 1 What influences the legal drafter; 2 How legal documents are interpreted; 3 The move towards modern English in legal drafting; 4 Some benefits of drafting in plain English; 5 What to avoid when drafting modern documents; 6 How to draft modern documents; 7 Using the modern style