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Clarity For Lawyers 3e (3rd Revised edition)

Our Price: £34.95 
Author(s): Adler & Perry;
Classification(s): Legal skills & practice;
Readership / Audience Level: Professional & Vocational
ISBN-13: 9781784460488
ISBN-10: 1784460486
Publication Date: 31 Oct 2017
Imprint: Law Society
Availability: In Print
Free Stock: In Stock
Publisher: Law Society
Publication Country: United Kingdom
Binding / Product Type: Paperback
Pages: 288
Dimensions: W: 156 mm / H: 234 mm
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Increase your efficiency, profits and client approval through the use of clear, modern English. This unique book debunks the myth that legalese is precise. Using many before-and-after examples, this book explains how you can increase your efficiency, profits and client approval while making your documents more readable and reliable. This third edition covers online communications and includes updated chapters on the common law rules of interpretation and: * what is good writing * how misunderstandings arise * translating and interpreting * an outline of how software can improve the clarity of your writing * the common law rules of interpretation. With a foreword by Lord Neuberger, this practical book also contains a number of useful precedents written in plain English to help you work better with clients and avoid potentially costly misunderstandings.

Part A: What's wrong with legal writing? Part B: What is good writing? Part C: How to make legal writing more effective;
Part D: How misunderstandings arise;
Part E: Common law rules of interpretation;
Appendices: A. A legal writing workshop;
B. Analysis of examples;
C. Precedents.



Author Biography

Mark Adler took over his firm in 1980 and soon adopted a plain language policy. He served on the committee of Clarity, the international association for plain legal language, from 1984 until 2010, chaired it for 9 years and edited its journal. Now retired, Mark continues his work in the field, for which he has won a PLAIN International Award. Daphne Perry was a barrister until 1997, when Chambers & Partners ranked her in the top 20 London juniors for commercial work. She then worked for 12 years in an international law firm based in London. Daphne now works as a consultant, writer and trainer and is Clarity's international secretary.

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