Any document leaving the desk of a lawyer, company officer or, for that
matter, any other person may have legal consequences. This implies a
tremendous range of documents. For simplicity and acknowledging the most
practical use as employed by non-native speakers, the examples used in this
manual focus on the contents of documents having a commercial impact,
particularly those establishing a contractual relationship. Even so, practical
guidelines presented in this pocket guide, should result in all legal writing,
being brief, clear and precise.
New in the 2nd edition:
Working steps in Legal Drafting
Enlarged collection of specimen contracts
An extremely useful tool for everyone who has to avoid dangerous legal or
“painful” consequences that result from wrong wording!
The author practised law in Canada and is qualified as a solicitor in England
and Wales. He has worked for international organisations and lectured
extensively throughout Europe and Asia. He currently practises law in Vienna,
Austria as a solicitor and established European lawyer, and teaches at the law
faculty of the University of Vienna.