A Practical Introduction for Students and Professionals
Rupert Haigh graduated from Cambridge University in English in 1992 and qualified as a solicitor in England in 1997. He holds an LL.M. in Public International Law from Helsinki University and an MA in European Union Law from Kings College London. He was involved in training legal professionals from 2002 until 2017 and now works as a freelance lawyer-linguist. For more information see www.legalediting.com . .
1. Introduction to Legal English; 2. Grammar for Legal Writing; 3. Punctuation for Legal Writing; 4. Sentence Structure; 5. Legal Writing Standards: Dates, Numbers, Citations & Headings; 6. Terminology & Linguistic Peculiarities; 7. Elements of Good Style: Clarity, Consistency, Effectiveness; 8. What to Avoid; 9. British & American English; 10. Contracts: Structure & Interpretation; 11. Contract Clauses: Types & Specimen Clauses; 12. Drafting Legal Documents: Language & Structure; 13. Correspondence, Memoranda & Essays; 14. Applying for a Legal Position; 15. Self-Study Exercises; 16. Aspects of Spoken English; 17. Meeting, Greeting & Getting Down to Business; 18. Interviewing and Advising; 19. Dealing with Difficult People: Ten-Point Guide; 20. Court Advocacy; 21. Negotiation; 22. Chairing a Formal Meeting; 23. Making a Presentation; 24. Telephoning