Thornton's Legislative Drafting

Fifth Edition

By Helen Xanthaki

Contributions by: Garth Thornton

Thornton's Legislative Drafting remains the leading professional title that UK legislative drafters internationally use for guidance when drafting new legislation or amending existing legislation. This fifth edition retains the professional approach to drafting and the traditional system of drafting stages promoted in previous editions, as well as providing examples from the Commonwealth. Completely refreshed and updated, the book provides guidance through the five stages of the drafting process, and includes coverage of the legislative sentence, the structure of an Act, as well as the drafting of preliminary, substantive, final, and special provisions. It demonstrates contemporary drafting conventions through fresh examples of recent UK legislation, and it shows the developments in their historical context through the use of selected older examples. Thornton's Legislative Drafting also provides examples with modern expressions and excerpts from current legislation of both larger and smaller Commonwealth jurisdictions, as well as of the US.


590 pages

Publication Date: 6/30/2013
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781780432090


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