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1A person who drafts legal documents.‘parliamentary draftsmen seem to delight in complicating even the simplest provision’
- ‘It seems to me that words have been used intentionally by a draftsman in a field where authority has laid down what those words will be taken to mean.’
- ‘Also among the first band of swimmers was a legal costs draftsman.’
- ‘If your Honours look at the terminology, your Honours might have a view as to what the draftsman was concerned to guard against in coming to draft section 476.’
- ‘The parliamentary draftsman would have had in mind the speech of Lord’
- ‘If they had wanted legal advice, then they should have appointed a legal assessor, not a draftsman and made that clear to the parties.’
- ‘On an ethical issue we depend far more on professional integrity than on text cobbled together by the parliamentary draftsman.’
- ‘He said there were two clear organisations - a supporters group and a political party - and while it may not have pleased a legal draftsman it was the way the party chose to establish itself.’
- ‘Fortunately, the draftsmen of the ICC Statute made a significant contribution, when they endeavoured to define as precisely as possible the various categories of crimes.’
- ‘Last night, a Government spokesperson insisted the bill was put together by the parliamentary draftsman's office and the Attorney General.’
- ‘The loophole that led to the collapse of the ban had escaped the gaze of the legal draftsmen, the Attorney General and the Cabinet.’
- ‘This argument is based on the proposition that where a draftsman of a document has expressed himself differently in two places, there is a presumption that he did so because he intended two different effects.’
- ‘The parliamentary draftsmen in 1996 widened the classes of people not eligible, so the clause now covers anybody who contested general elections.’
- ‘Now, it does not matter whether they have said that or not, because it is implied by federal law, but it is a little unfair to the Victorian draftsman, or the general draftsman, to say that the section in some way conflicts.’
- ‘The documentary advertisements that the draftsman of the Act had in mind would have had some quality of permanence.’
- ‘Among those attending the meeting were all key draftsmen of the Nepad plan.’
- ‘She said: ‘Nobody is infallible, including parliamentary draftsmen.’’
- ‘This is too complex a matter to be left in the clandestine care of legal draftsmen.’
- ‘The legal statement of rights is, in some respects, a codification of the rule of law by lawyers and legal draftsmen.’
- ‘Even if the documents had been with the costs draftsman the Respondent could have gained access to them or could have obtained a copy.’
- ‘Those authorities will have been consistently acted upon by draftsmen, receivers and others.’
2North Americanvariant spelling of draughtsman
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