Modern Legal Drafting provides a comprehensive, authoritative guide to drafting legal documents in effective, plain English. Peter Butt, a leading expert in the field, has fully revised and updated the text for this new edition. It combines a practical focus with the legal principles that underpin the use of plain language in law. This dual practical and academic approach distinguishes it from other books in the field. It includes expanded material on the techniques for achieving a style that is both clear and legally sound. It also includes new material on the challenges and merits of drafting in plain language, and provides many before-and-after examples to help both practising lawyers and students develop their skills. It takes an international approach, drawing upon case law and statutes from England, Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Canada, Ireland, India, Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Edition description:||3rd Revised ed.|
|Product dimensions:||6.02(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.79(d)|
About the Author
Peter Butt is a Professor of Law and founding director of the Centre for Plain Legal Language at the University of Sydney.
Richard Castle is a solicitor currently working in New Zealand.