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Thornton's Legislative Drafting 6th ed isbn 9781526518910

Thornton's Legislative Drafting 5th ed

ISBN13: 9781780432090
New Edition ISBN: 9781526518910
Previous Edition ISBN: 1845923537
Published: June 2013
Publisher: Bloomsbury Professional
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £170.00

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Thornton's Legislative Drafting remains the leading professional title that legislative drafters internationally use for guidance when drafting new legislation or amending existing legislation.

The fifth edition retains the professional approach to drafting and the traditional system of drafting stages promoted in previous editions as well as providing examples from the Commonwealth.

New material for the fifth edition includes:-

  • An introductory chapter to explain the philosophy of the new edition stressing that the approach remains the same but that the book has been updated;
  • A new chapter on comparative legislative drafting;
  • A new chapter on gender neutral drafting;
  • A new chapter on the implementation of international agreements;
  • A new chapter covering current debates, topics and developments in legislative drafting.

Constitutional and Administrative Law, Drafting and Legal Writing, Statutory Interpretation and Legislative Drafting
1. Words
2. Syntax
3. Style
4. Specific matters of style
5. Miscellaneous words and expressions
6. Interpretation Acts
7. The drafting process: Part 1
8. The drafting process: Part 2
9. Formalities and arrangement
10. Preliminary provisions
11. Powers and duties
12. Substantive and administrative provisions: Part 1
13. Substantive and administrative provisions: Part 2
14. Substantive and administrative provisions: Part 3
15. Supplementary provisions
16. Penal provisions
17. Final provisions
18. Amending legislation
19. Subordinate legislation