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Helen Gubby

english legal terminology legal concepts in language fourth edition

Four weeks after delivery, we will send you an email message inviting you to answer a few online questions to evaluate the book in question. Nonetheless, as an ordinary human being, I am not infallible: it is always possible that inaccuracies creep in. Nonetheless, given the prevalence of American legal textbooks in many university libraries throughout the world, reference will be made to American terminology where differences in terminology could cause confusion. For example, if in a car theft, the car has been driven from one state to another, the case could be tried either in a federal court or in the state court of one of the states involved. Series Title: Responsibility: Helen Gubby, Barrister. There were many excellent English legal dictionaries available, ditto textbooks on English law. Law firms, with an international clientele, correspond with their clients in English.

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Boom Juridisch

english legal terminology legal concepts in language fourth edition

With respect to the young practitioner, he will often find himself in the position of having to explain the operation of his own legal system in English to a foreign client. Many foreign law students on English language programmes experience problems when suddenly all their lectures, textbooks, discussions and written work have to be in English. However, ignorance of legal English can hold students back if they are studying law in English. Text: terminology in context The first item is the terminology in context. When I began teaching legal English in the Netherlands, I found that I had to develop my own course material. Many foreign law students on English language programmes experience problems when suddenly all their lectures, textbooks, discussions and written work have to be in English. It is, therefore, not surprising that the international language of the legal transaction is English too.

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Helen Gubby

english legal terminology legal concepts in language fourth edition

She now lectures on legal English terminology, business law and patent law formanagers at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. However, civil law is also used to refer to a type of law: private law. Legal dictionaries are useful but, as the words are ordered alphabetically, terms are treated in isolation. This book is designed for law students who have followed their law studies in a language other than English. In this chapter, attention will be paid to the terminology of three elements associated with the legal system. It has become an absolute 'must' for today's legal professionals working in internationally orientated law firms. Legal English is a professional language.

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English Legal Terminology : Legal Concepts in Language (Fourth edition)

english legal terminology legal concepts in language fourth edition

Many foreign law students on English language programmes experience problems when suddenly all their lectures, textbooks, discussions and written work have to be in English. Although there is no longer a British empire, the common law system has remained in force in various former colonies, for example, the United States, Canada and Australia. The common law developed, in essence, as a system of case law; authoritative decisions were laid down by judges in court. I would, therefore, be very grateful to the readers of this book if they would let me know, via the publisher, of any such inaccuracies. A lack of familiarity with legal English can seriously impede their progress.

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Boom Juridisch

english legal terminology legal concepts in language fourth edition

It is aimed in particular at law students and young practitioners, although it will also be of use to legal translators. The reason for the complexity is simple; translating from one system to another system is far from straightforward. A lack of familiarity with legal English can seriously impede their progress. And a command of legal English is not just a desirable academic skill. Essentially this means that words are presented to the reader in isolation. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior permission of the publisher. However, these common law jurisdictions have developed in their own way over the years and, although there is still a substantial body of shared terminology, variations in development have led to certain terminology being relevant to some but not necessarily all common law jurisdictions.

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Helen Gubby

english legal terminology legal concepts in language fourth edition

Private law or civil law refers to legal actions brought between individuals. Unfortunately, legal English and ordinary English are not identical languages. When, for example, a Dutch lawyer has to explain his legal system to a common law lawyer, it is not simply a matter of replacing Dutch words with English words. State courts, unlike the federal courts, have a far more general competence. Legal dictionaries are useful but, as the words are ordered alphabetically, terms are treated in isolation.

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English Legal Terminology : Legal Concepts in Language (Fourth edition)

english legal terminology legal concepts in language fourth edition

The word English is used rather than British, as the legal system in Scotland is not identical to the English system. A Dutch lawyer, for example, may find himself having to write a letter in English to an American client explaining the legal position according to Dutch law. It is an incorporated body and a separate legal person. In general, the highest court in a land is usually translated by the term Supreme Court, the appellate court level by Court of Appeal and the trial initialisation level by District Court. An application to be heard has to be made by certiorari. Legal dictionaries are useful but, as the words are ordered alphabetically, terms are treated in isolation.

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english legal terminology legal concepts in language fourth edition

Public law, on the other hand, regulates issues relating to the state and society, for example criminal law. This book is designed for law students who have followed their law studies in a language other than English. English Legal Terminology The fifth edition of this book will be published in the summer of 2019. Legal dictionaries are useful but, as the words are ordered alphabetically, terms are treated in isolation. English Legal Terminology Legal Concepts In Language Fourth Edition can be very useful guide, and English Legal Terminology Legal Concepts In Language Fourth Edition play an important role in your products. This terminology in context section gives a brief outline of the relevant English law.

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Boom Juridisch

english legal terminology legal concepts in language fourth edition

In order to use English legal terminology correctly and effectively, the practitioner must not only be familiar with his own legal system, but also have a basic grasp of the structure of the common law system. My thanks are also due to Dr. I am, once again, grateful to my old friend Alison Hampton for taking time out of her busy schedule as a judge, this time to check through the English law sections of chapters 1 and 2. The book covers general legal system terminology, civil procedure terminology, European Union law terminology, tort terminology, contract law terminology, and company law terminology over six chapters. This book is designed for law students who have followed their law studies in a language other than English. Please click here for more information. Over the course of time, the doctrine of binding precedent developed, which meant that decisions made by judges in the past should be upheld by judges in new cases if these new cases showed marked similarities to those that had gone before.

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