Legal drafting: an expert on notice vs. prior notice
Several months ago, I posted a question about whether, in a drafted document, the word notice includes the concept of prior, so that notice is the same as prior notice.
I then posted a note that a consensus of commenters believe notice includes prior notice.
I quickly followed up with a note that legal-writing expert Bryan Garner believes that notice and prior notice are, and need to be, distinguished in some situations.
My friend Ken Adams, who operates www.AdamsDrafting.com has written a thorough and thoughtful piece on this point, which I recommend. See it on his blog here.