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Grammar for Lawyers, 3rd Edition

Grammar for Lawyers, 3rd Edition

Meehan, M; Tulloch, G, 2013

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Book 9780409334524 $55.00
eBook 9780409334531 $54.00

Grammar for Lawyers offers a succinct and practical guide to effective legal writing and to precise legal reading, drawing on both the expertise of professional grammarians and the analytical skills of judges in interpreting legal writing in the courts.
Format: Paperback 

Description

Grammar for Lawyers offers a succinct and practical guide to effective legal writing and to precise legal reading, drawing on both the expertise of professional grammarians and the analytical skills of judges in interpreting legal writing in the courts.

In Grammar for Lawyers the importance of understanding basic grammatical principles is placed in the context of judicial comment and analysis from Australia and other common law jurisdictions.

In this essential handbook to correct English usage, the authors of Grammar for Lawyers detail the uses of grammar, parts of speech, parts of a sentence and effective legal writing techniques. Common grammar problems are identified and incorrect or awkward usage that may lead to legal problems is discussed.

The third edition of Grammar for Lawyers has been fully revised and the authors have added several practical review exercises to assist readers in understanding how meanings are created in written language and how ambiguities may be eliminated.

Grammar for Lawyers is a clear and reliable reference for lawyers, students and non-lawyers alike seeking to acquire or upgrade their knowledge in this area.

Features
• Practical review exercises new to this edition.
• Succinct and practical guide to effective legal writing.
• Australia and other common law jurisdictions perspective.

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Author

Meehan, M

Michael Meehan is an Emeritus Professor and former Head of the School of Communication and Creative Arts at Deakin University. He has published several successful novels and has over twenty five years' experience in working with law firms, magistrates and judges in the areas of legal writing and drafting.published in the fiction genre.

Tulloch, G

Graham Tulloch is a Professor of English in the School of Humanities at Flinders University with extensive experience of teaching English language and literature. A primary focus of his research has been the language of Scottish literature and he has also edited a number of Scottish and Australian literary works.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
1. The Defence of Grammar
2. Grammar in Practice
3. Effective Legal Writing
4. Conclusion - Grammar and the Law

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