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ISBN: 9780582894365
Title: Legal English
Author: Charlton , Helen ; McKay , William
Publisher: Pearson Elt
Edition: 1
Published in: 2005
Format: Paperback
Pages: 200
Weight (gm): 406
Category: for Specific Purposes - ESP
Type: Legal
Level(s): Adult / Tertiary

Publisher's Description

Legal EnglishHow to Understand and Master the Language of LawWilliam R. McKay and Helen E. Charlton'This is a much needed text on legal English. It deserves a place on the shelf of every law teacher, and should be on the reading list of all students who need to get to grips with language issues...An excellent and up-to-date book that makes the resolution of language law issues accessible and interesting.'Dr Sharon Hanson (PhD), Director of Legal Studies Programmes, Birkbeck College, University of London'This book fills a very important gap and will be gratefully appreciated by both students and teachers of legal English. It is an authoritative introduction to a field which is becoming more and more significant internationally.'David Rowson, MBE, Head of English, Bellerbys College London. Legal English is designed to assist those who wish to develop and enhance their skills in the use of the English language within a legal context, whether as a native English speaker or someone using English as a second or foreign language. It enables the reader to confidently write on, and discuss, legal topics as well as actually conduct legal work - such as advocacy, interviewing and advising, negotiation, legal writing and drafting. The book provides the necessary tools to build on language skills in a professional context through familiarisation with realistic legal scenarios and materials prepared by a qualified lawyer. The exercises are suited to both self-study and group work.Legal English: includes exercises which progressively enhance communication skills in oral and written English develops legal vocabulary alongside grammatical construction and pronunciation presents realistic legal scenarios to advance professional language skills enhances the study process through the inclusion of learning objectives, glossary of terminology, sample letters, legal documentation and contractsLegal English is ideal for those studying law within an English language jurisdiction. It is also an invaluable reference for those involved in the legal or business domain whose work brings them into contact with legal practice. William R. McKay is a qualified solicitor and Lecturer at the Inns of Court School of Law, Institute of Law, City University, London. He currently teaches civil litigation, civil advocacy, opinion writing and drafting and employment law on the Bar Vocational Course. He is also part-time lecturer for legal reasoning and employment law at Birkbeck College, University of London. Helen E. Charlton (MA TEFL) has taught English as a foreign language for several leading language schools. She teaches Business English to clients from major corporations and has worked in Japan.

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