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Legal English

byRupert HaighEditorRupert Haigh

Paperback | March 4, 2015

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English is the dominant language of international business relations, and a good working knowledge of the language is essential for today's legal or business professional. Written with the needs of both practitioners and students in mind,Legal Englishprovides a comprehensive and highly practical approach to its subject-matter and addresses the key aspects of the use of English in commercial legal contexts.

Legal Englishcovers the key areas of legal English usage for both written and oral legal communication in typical legal situations. It features expanded terminology glossaries, legal drafting troubleshooting tips, language for negotiation and contract-drafting guidance.

This new fourth edition now offers more activities and examples, both in print and online, showing how language is correctly applied, as well as sample templates for commonly used written documents such as legal letters, memoranda, and contracts.

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- Video simulations of real-life legal situations

- Comprehension exercises

- Gap-fill exercises

- Multiple choice questions

Rupert Haighgraduated from Cambridge University in 1992 and qualified as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales in 1997. He also holds an LLM in Public International Law from Helsinki University and a TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certificate. After completing his legal training, Rupert worked for several...
Title:Legal EnglishFormat:PaperbackDimensions:360 pages, 9.1 × 6.1 × 0.9 inPublished:March 4, 2015Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415712858

ISBN - 13:9780415712859

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Legal English  2. Grammar for Legal Writing  3. Punctuation for Legal Writing  4. Sentence Structure  5. Legal Writing Standards: Dates, Numbers, Citations and Headings  6. Terminology and Linguistic Peculiarities  7. Elements of Good Style: Clarity, Consistency, Effectiveness  8. What to Avoid  9. British and American English  10. Contracts: Structure and Interpretation  11. Contract Clauses: Types and Specimen Clauses  12. Drafting Legal Documents: Language and Structure  13. Correspondence and Memoranda  14. Self-Study Exercises  15.Aspects of Spoken English  16. Meeting, Greeting and Getting Down to Business  17. Interviewing and Advising  18. Dealing with Difficult People: Ten Point Guide  19. Court Advocacy  20. Negotiation  21. Chairing a Formal Meeting  22. Making a Presentation  23. Telephoning