By Rupert Haigh
Published June 1st 2009 by Routledge-Cavendish – 332 pages
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:
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.
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