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The Draftsman's Handbook 2nd ed

ISBN13: 9780851216904
ISBN: 0851216900
Published: December 1991
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

Intended as a day-to-day manual, The Draftsman's Handbook will be consulted by the practitioner when points of doubt arise or when the use of words, grammar or syntax may affect the meaning of a clause. Written by a lawyer of many years' experience, this edition comprehensively covers; the English Language, Principles of Drafting, The Function and Operation of a Document, Correspondence and Reports, Interpretation and Enforcement and Punctuation and Capitals, Structure and Composition

The work also contains a Document Checklist for full practical coverage:-

  • An introductory chapter on the history of the English language
  • Comprehensive coverage of all aspects of document preparation and drafting
  • Logical and clear layout for quick access to topics
  • In-depth discussions on the use of grammar (prepositions, commands, etc.), syntax and punctuation.

Drafting and Legal Writing
Prefaces;Tables of Cases and Statutess;Introductions;The English Languages;Part I: Principles of Drafting ;The Function and Operation of a Document;Correspondence and Reports ;Stages in the Preparation of a Document;Interpretation and Enforcement;The Sentence and the Paragraph;Modifying and Assembling; Syntactical Ambiguities;Punctuation and Capitals;Part II: Structure and Composition;Document Checklists ;Analysis and Composition of Clauses;Structuring a Clause;Part III: Judicial Interpretation;Judicial Interpretations;Part IV: Key Statutory Definitions;Bibliography;Index.