Wikipedia says "...one of the oldest books on military strategy in the world. It is also one of the most famous studies of strategy and has had a huge influence on Eastern and Western military planning, business tactics, and beyond."
Foolkit would add "and to the strategies of clever lawyers"
Foolkit would also match this with a favourite, "Getting to Yes" by Fisher, Ury and Patton. That one you will have to buy.
An excellent book on improving writing skills for everyone in a legal office is English Essentials - "The wouldn't-be-without-it guide to writing well". It is written by Mem Fox and Lyn Wilkinson and published by Macmillan.
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Instapaper: This is a very simple free addition to your browser's toolbar. When you find a page that's interesting and you don't have time to read it, just click the button. If you select text before clicking then this is added as a text comment.Also useful if you are collecting information on a topic. Try out its feature like add a folder, move (to a folder), view text only, archive and print in a range of formats including 3 column newspaper style.
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The LIV Bookshop sells a wide range of copyrighted Victorian legal forms, available in hard copy and electronic form.
The The Law Society of NSW has a range of precedents that it sells. Although written for NSW Law, many are still of practical help for a Victorian Solicitor. Prices vary.
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The Federal Court of Australia has a collection of links for Students on Legal research and citation guides.
They suggest that school, tertiary or local public libraries are often the best place to start your research.
The Australian Libraries Gateway provides easy access to contact details, web sites and catalogues of libraries.
For more advanced students there is Thinking Like a Librarian: Tips for Better Legal Research.
Clarity is a web site that fosters the use of good, clear language by the legal profession. They have articles that include some practical examples of plain language drafting.
Plain English Lexicon (link is in the last line) is a free download (I could only get the download to work in Internet Explorer). It is a guide as to whether or not your words will be understood and suggests alternative plain english words.