Book publication – 4th Edition of A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting

Delighted to inform you that the 4th edition of A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting has recently been published. The author, Ken Adams, is a good and longstanding friend of this blog (e.g., guest posts here and here).

It is the only authoritative guide to the building blocks of contract language, and is in widespread use throughout the legal profession. The first edition was published by the American Bar Association in 2004.

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International Chamber of Commerce course on contracts

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The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is launching an advanced training course on international contracts, to be held in Paris on 7-10 October 2013. Led by a panel of experts, the interactive programme will cover negotiating and drafting key clauses, dispute resolution, and cultural and legal approaches.

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Conference – Semioticizing and Semioticized Law, Hangzhou, China

450px-Lingyin_stonepagodaIt’s all happening in Hangzhou, China this May! I recently posted about the Third International Conference on Law, Translation and Culture, to take place from 31 May to 2 June this year. Why not extend your trip and visit this conference too?

The 14th International Roundtable for the Semiotics of Law (IRSL2013), entitled Semioticizing and Semioticized Law is to be held from 25-29 May 2013 at Zhejiang Police College, Hangzhou and invites theoretical studies, applicational cases, and relevant work-in-progress papers on the key issues in Semiotics and Law.

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Legal drafting guide worth its weight in gold

Thanks to Richard Delaney, of City University, London and his Twitter feed, I have just discovered a fantastic resource produced by Eversheds (an international law firm headquartered in London, with 45 offices in 28 countries).

The 140-page guide, entitled Legal Drafting in English: The big picture on the small print, downloadable in PDF form free of charge, is a mine of information.

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