June 30th, 2005


Multiple negatives found on train

A line in today's "Independent", in their "Thursday Law Report":

"In dismissing an appeal against the refusal to set aside a restraint order, the Court of Appeal gave guidance on..."

See, I was hoping they'd be giving guidance on how to avoid multiple negatives in legal reporting, but no -- they gave guidance on "the procedures relating to said orders."

Is it just me, or do other people have difficulties unscrambling sentences like these?