Legal English

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Psychology Press, 2004 - Law - 250 pages

English is the dominant language of international business relations. Consequently, a good working knowledge of English is essential for today's legal or business professional. This book, written by an experienced English lawyer, is a comprehensive and highly practical handbook, which focuses on English that is used for legal communication.

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 improve their legal English.

 

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Contents

Grammar Punctuation for Legal Writing
3
Legal Writing Style
24
Standards in Legal Writing
32
What To Avoid in Legal Writing
41
Creating Legal Documents
46
12
47
Internal Communications
62
Aspects of Spoken English
77
Basic Concepts of AngloAmerican Contract Law
151
18
156
Contractual Language
159
Structure of a Contract
171
Specimen Contract Analysis
195
20
198
Words Which Are Easily Confused
209
Phrasal Verbs Used in Legal English
217

Interviewing and Advising
87
Negotiation
100
Chairing a Formal Meeting
126
Making a Presentation
133
Telephoning
141
Obscure Words Used in Business Contracts
227
Obscure Phrases Used in Business Contracts
234
Legal Terminology
243
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