The Draftsman's Handbook

The Draftsman's Handbook

by Leslie Melville (the Late)

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Overview

Intended as a day-to-day manual, "The Draftsman's Handbook" should be consulted by the draftsman to clarify points of doubt, ie when the use of words, grammar or syntax may affect the meaning of a clause. This new edition is aimed at those facing drafting for the first time and for those preparing for the Bar.

There is an introductory chapter on the history of the English language and coverage of all aspects of document preparation and drafting. There are also in-depth discussions on the use of grammar (prepositions, commands, etc.), syntax and punctuation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780851216904
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell, Ltd.
Publication date: 12/23/1991
Series: Drafting Series
Pages: 208

Table of Contents

Part 1 Principles of drafting: the function and operation of a document
correspondence and reports
stages in the preparation of a document
interpretation and enforcement
the sentence and the paragraph
modifying and assembling
syntactical ambiguities
punctuation and capitals. Part 2 Structure and composition: document checklists
analysis and composition of clauses
structuring a clause. Part 3 Judicial interpretation. Part 4 Key statutory definitions: key statutory definitions.

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