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Legislative Drafting in Plain English

This book addresses the importance of a Plain English approach to legislative drafting.

Publication Language: English
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ISBN/ISSN: 9780639001432

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This book addresses the importance of a Plain English approach to legislative drafting.

The book takes as its starting point the need for legislation to achieve communicate its purpose and provisions in simple and effective language.

To that end, the author considers how legislative drafters can avoid legalese whilst also improving grammar, punctuation, sentence structure and the layout of legislation.

The book highlights common mistakes or misuse of words, and offers a fifteen drafting exercises to help the reader develop a best practice, Plain English approach to legislative drafting.

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