In this post a year ago I offered a brief review of the second edition of A–Z Guide to Boilerplate and Commercial Clauses, by Mark Anderson and Victor Warner. (Mark is a regular and valued presence in the comments to this blog.)
Well, a third edition is now available, and the publisher, Bloomsbury Professional, was kind enough to send me a copy. For information about the third edition, go here.
The third edition passes the test of any new edition, in that it weighs in at 631 pages, compared to the 542 pages of the second edition. Otherwise, all my observations regarding the second edition still apply.
Mark’s approach to contract language is different to mine, but if I were to spurn every resource that didn’t comply with my notions of contract-language purity, I’d be left with nothing. So when I wish to explore the implications of a bit of contract verbiage under English law, A–Z Guide to Boilerplate and Commercial Clauses will continue to be the first place I look. Indeed, it’s the only English book I cite in the third edition of A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting.