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Modern legal drafting : a guide to using clearer language

Author: Peter Butt; Richard Castle
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Looks at how and why traditional legal language has developed the peculiar characteristics making it inaccessible to the end users. Practical elements show readers how to make their documents clearer and more useful to clients and colleagues by reworking obscure words and phrases. P/B ISBN 0521001862.

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Butt; Richard Castle
ISBN: 0521802172 9780521802178 0521001862 9780521001861
OCLC Number: 45715898
Description: xxvi, 181 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Peter Butt, Richard Castle.
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Traditional legal language has some peculiar characteristics that sometimes make legal documents inaccessible to the end users. This book includes a step-by-step guide to drafting in the modern  Read more...


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"...[An] admirable monograph...The book is short enough to read on a train journey and entertaining enough to read on the beach." New Law Journal

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