Australia & New Zealand Titles
Legal Usage - A Modern Style Guide
Author(s): Peter Butt
Publication Date: 3 November 2017
*This is an International Title. Please expect delivery time at around 20-30 working days.
Style guides for legal writing are rare — especially for lawyers and law students in British, Australian and other Commonwealth jurisdictions. This book fills that gap. It explores all aspects of legal usage. The purpose is to encourage a modern legal style that is clear, concise, elegant, reader-friendly and legally effective.
The book is organised alphabetically by word, phrase and subject matter, with extensive cross-referencing to related topics. The author cites hundreds of usage examples from leading judges in common law jurisdictions. He offers simple plain-language alternatives for numerous technical terms and foreign-language phrases, with supporting examples from judgments and legal texts.ISBN/ISSN 9780409341461HK$ 700.00