Legal English by Rupert Haigh

By Rupert Haigh

English is the dominant language of foreign enterprise family members, and a superb operating wisdom of the language is vital for today's criminal or company expert. Written for either scholars and practitioners, Legal English is a highly useful guide, which addresses all points of felony employment, from the very easy use of language, to Chairing formal meetings.

Supported for the 1st time by way of questions and solutions all through, this is the perfect studying relief for these trying to ideal their legal English. Divided into 3 sections, it covers:

* writing transparent and actual felony files and letters in English
* the most important occasions during which felony and enterprise execs use oral verbal exchange
* the language utilized in foreign company contracts.

Concluding with a chain of valuable glossaries that specify the that means of other types of phrases and words frequently present in felony and company English, this can be a good reference device for these trying to excellent their criminal English.

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E. are usually written in lowercase letters with dots between the letters. There are also certain terms that are referred to in speech as a single word, but which are capitalised in writing. For example, NATO = North Atlantic Treaty Organization. a. King of Style’) = ante meridiem (‘before noon’) = any other business (often used in meeting agendas) = business to business = business to consumer = carbon copy (used to show that a copy of a letter has also been sent to another person or persons). f.

For example, inter alia comes out in English as ‘including but not limited to’. Your choice of vocabulary – between English or French and Latin – will be influenced by who you are writing to. 3 Avoid negative structures Avoid negative structures where possible. ) formations such as: 10:58:20:02:09 Page 48 Black colour1 Page 49 Black colour1 Elements of good style: clarity, consistency, effectiveness ● ● ● ● ● 49 not unreasonable not impossible not unjustifiable not unthinkable not negligible Such structures make what you are saying less clear and definite.

Is exceptionally useful. . 2 Black colour1 Legal English Comma (,) Commas are used to show a short pause within a sentence. They should be used with care as a misplaced comma can alter the intended meaning of the sentence. For example: James hit Ian and Edward, then ran away. James hit Ian, and Edward then ran away. At the same time, commas should be used where necessary to clarify meaning. Simply omitting the commas often leads to ambiguity or an unintended meaning. For example: This lawyer, said the judge, is a fool.

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