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Thornton's Legislative Drafting 6th ed

ISBN13: 9781526518910
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781780432090
Published: July 2022
Publisher: Bloomsbury Professional
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £185.00

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If you're involved in drafting or amending legislation in the Commonwealth or beyond, you need a guide that will help you with both the traditional and modern techniques of drafting good quality statutory law. Thornton's Legislative Drafting is recognised as the leading professional title in this area, used and referred to by legal officers and drafters internationally.

Completely refreshed and updated, the new sixth edition includes full coverage of contemporary drafting developments and advances.

Fully updated and alongside the detailed, learned and professional guidance and examples of best – and bad – practice, the new 6th edition will include new chapters on:

  • Legislation as a Tool for Regulation
  • International Agreements – Drafting and Implementation
  • Pre-legislative Scrutiny: How to Scrutinise a Draft
  • Post-legislative Scrutiny
  • EU legislation - Drafting and Transposition

Constitutional and Administrative Law, Drafting and Legal Writing, Statutory Interpretation and Legislative Drafting
1. Legislation as a Tool for Regulation
2. Words
3... Syntax
4. Style
5. Specific matters of style
6. Miscellaneous words and expressions
7. Interpretation Acts
8. The drafting process: Part 1
9. The drafting process: Part 2
10. Formalities and arrangement
11. Preliminary provisions
12. Powers and duties
13. Substantive and administrative provisions: Part 1
14. Substantive and administrative provisions: Part 2
15. Substantive and administrative provisions: Part 3
16. Supplementary provisions
17. Penal provisions
18. Final provisions
19. Amending legislation
20. Subordinate legislation
21. International Agreements: Drafting and Implementation
22. Pre-legislative Scrutiny: How to Scrutinise a Draft