Legal Writing and Drafting Guide: A Custom Publication for Victoria University

A customised guide to legal writing and drafting for students at Victoria University, Melbourne

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ISBN/ISSN: 9780409348736
Release Date: March 01, 2018
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Legal Writing and Drafting Guide: A Custom Publication for Victoria University has been prepared for students undertaking the Legal Drafting and Writing at the Victoria Law School, College of Law and Justice, Victoria University.

The book comprises chapters from the following LexisNexis Butterworths publications:

  • Butt, Legal Usage: A Modern Style Guide, LexisNexis, 2018
  • Corbett-Jarvis & Grigg, Effective Legal Writing: A Practical Guide, 2nd ed, LexisNexis Butterworths, 2017
  • Meehan & Tulloch, LexisNexis Guides: Grammar for Lawyers, 3rd ed, 2013
  • McDonald & McGill, Legal Drafting: A How to Guide, LexisNexis Butterworths, 2014
  • Australian Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents – Drafting Techniques ‒ Plain English Drafting Guide
  • Australian Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents – Boilerplate Clauses Commentary & Precedents
  • Australian Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents – Executors & Administrators – Precedent – Terms of settlement
  • Australian Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents – Employment Contracts – Precedent - Employee Confidentiality Agreement
  • Court Forms, Precedents & Pleadings Vic — Affidavits Commentary and Precedents
  • Court Forms, Precedents & Pleadings Vic —Pleadings Commentary and precedents — Extracts
  • Court Forms, Precedents & Pleadings Vic — Contracts Commentary & Precedents — Extracts

Features

  • Supports development of practice-ready skills
  • Accessible coverage of essential grammar
  • Expert coverage of legal writing and drafting
  • Clear explanation of Plain English writing

Related Titles

Bott and Talbot- Stokes, Nemes and Coss’ Effective Legal Research, 6th ed, 2015
Butt, Legal Usage: A Modern Style Guide, LexisNexis, 2018
Corbett-Jarvis & Grigg, Effective Legal Writing: A Practical Guide, 2nd ed, LexisNexis Butterworths, 2017
Finkelstein & Hamer, LexisNexis Concise Australian Legal Dictionary, 5th ed, 2014
Meehan & Tulloch, LexisNexis Guides: Grammar for Lawyers, 3rd ed, 2013
McDonald & McGill, Legal Drafting: A How to Guide, LexisNexis Butterworths, 2014
Kernaghan, Quick Reference Card: Legal Referencing, 2015
Stuhmcke, LexisNexis Guides: Legal Referencing, LexisNexis Butterworths, 2012

Table of contents

Part One: Writing in the Legal Profession


Reading 1


‘Grammar Matters: English Grammar and the Law’ from Corbett-Jarvis & Grigg, Effective Legal Writing: A Practical Guide, 2nd ed, LexisNexis Butterworths, 2017, Ch 2


Reading 2


‘Plain English Writing and the Law’ from Corbett-Jarvis & Grigg, Effective Legal Writing: A Practical Guide, 2nd ed, LexisNexis Butterworths, 2017, Ch 3


Reading 3


‘Grammar in Practice’ from Meehan & Tulloch, LexisNexis Guides: Grammar for Lawyers, 3rd ed, 2013, Ch 2


Part Two: Preparing & Drafting Legal Documents


Reading 4


‘General principles of drafting’ from McDonald & McGill, Legal Drafting: A How to Guide, LexisNexis Butterworths, 2014, Ch 1


Reading 5


‘Drafting Techniques — Plain English Drafting Guide’ from Australian Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents


Reading 6


‘Profession-Orientated Writing’ from Corbett-Jarvis & Grigg, Effective Legal Writing: A Practical Guide, 2nd ed, LexisNexis Butterworths, 2017, Ch 6


Reading 7


‘Document Design’ from Butt, Legal Usage: A Modern Style Guide, LexisNexis, 2018


Reading 8


'Sentence Length’ and ‘Sentence Structure’ from Butt, Legal Usage: A Modern Style Guide, LexisNexis, 2018


Reading 9


‘Correspondence (Letters & Emails)’ from Butt, Legal Usage: A Modern Style Guide, LexisNexis, 2018


Reading 10


‘Advice (form of)’ from Butt, Legal Usage: A Modern Style Guide, LexisNexis, 2018


Part Three: Precedents


Reading 11


‘Clause structure’ from Butt, Legal Usage: A Modern Style Guide, LexisNexis, 2018


Reading 12


‘Conditional clauses’ from Butt, Legal Usage: A Modern Style Guide, LexisNexis, 2018


Reading 13


‘Definitions’ from Butt, Legal Usage: A Modern Style Guide, LexisNexis, 2018


Reading 14


‘Headings’ from Butt, Legal Usage: A Modern Style Guide, LexisNexis, 2018


Reading 15


‘Recitals’ from Butt, Legal Usage: A Modern Style Guide, LexisNexis, 2018


Reading 16


‘Contracts — Commentary & Pleading Precedents — Extracts’ from Court Forms, Precedents & Pleadings Victoria


Reading 17


‘Boilerplate Clauses — Commentary and Precedents’ from Australian Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents


Reading 18


‘Employee Confidentiality Agreement’ from Australian Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents


Reading 19


‘Pleadings — Commentary and Precedents — Extracts’ from Court Forms, Precedents & Pleadings Victoria


Reading 20


‘Affidavits — Commentary and Precedents’ from Court Forms, Precedents & Pleadings Victoria


Reading 21


‘Terms of Settlement — Precedent’ from Australian Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents — Executors & Administrators


Part Four: Deeds and Leases


Reading 22


‘Deeds’ from McDonald & McGill, Legal Drafting: A How to Guide, LexisNexis Butterworths, 2014, ch 2


Reading 23


‘Leases’ from McDonald & McGill, Legal Drafting: A How to Guide, LexisNexis Butterworths, 2014, ch 5