Dr Max Barrett

Dr Max Barrett

Dr Max Barrett is a judge of the High Court of Ireland and author of The Art and Craft of Judgment Writing (Globe Law and Business: 2022). All post-tax author profits from this book will be donated to the Red Cross to help the people of Ukraine. Max is also the author of Great Legal Writing: Lessons from Literature (Globe Law and Business: Feb 2023).

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Great writers and great legal writing

If words are the raw materials of a lawyer’s trade, what can we learn from the masters of literature? Dr Max Barrett applies George Orwell and Mark Twain’s observations on literary writing to the legal sphere

05 December 2022
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