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Legal English

2nd Edition

By Rupert Haigh

Routledge-Cavendish – 2012 – 332 pages

Purchasing Options:

  • Paperback:
    978-0-415-48715-3
    March 19th 2009
    Out-of-print

Description

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 for both students and practitioners, Legal English is a highly practical handbook, which addresses all aspects of legal employment, from the very basic use of language, to Chairing formal meetings.

Supported for the first time by questions and answers throughout, this is the ideal learning aid for those seeking to perfect their legal English. Divided into three sections, it covers:

  • writing clear and accurate legal documents and letters in English
  • the key situations in which legal and business professionals use oral communication
  • the language used in international business contracts.

Concluding with a series of helpful glossaries that explain the meaning of different kinds of words and phrases often found in legal and business English, this is an excellent reference tool for those seeking to perfect their legal English.

Contents

Introduction: The Development of Legal English. British and American English: Differences and Usage. Writing Legal English: Grammar and Punctuation for Legal Writing. Legal Writing Style. Creating Legal Documents. Writing Legal Letters and Emails. Internal Communications. Job Applications. Speaking Legal English: Aspects of Spoken English. Interviewing and Advising. Negotiation. Chairing a Formal Meeting. Making a Presentation. Telephoning. Contractual Legal English: Basic Concepts of Anglo-American Contract Law. Contractual Language. Structure of a Contract. Content of a Contract. Specimen Contract Analysis

Name: Legal English: 2nd Edition (eBook)Routledge-Cavendish 
Description: By Rupert Haigh. 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 for both students and practitioners, Legal English is a highly...
Categories: Legal Skills, Method & System, Legal Reference, English Law