Drafting & Writing Legal Documents
The objective of these live sessions is for delegates to be critical of their writing styles so that they can detect bad drafting habits and develop a clear, unambiguous communication style.
Delegates will also be provided with an overview of the way that the courts in the UK interpret legal documents and to test their understanding.
This course is spread over 2 live sessions and presented by expert speaker John Trimbos.
What You Will Learn
This interactive live broadcast course will cover the following:
- Starter exercises - eliminating unnecessary words
- Superfluous word clusters
- Active versus passive voice
- Redundant expressions and legalese
- Tabulation - when to use it
- Sentence construction and word order - how to avoid ambiguity
- Wrap-up - miscellaneous drafting exercises
- The rules of contractual interpretation
- Drafting errors - lessons from solicitors’ negligence cases
- Avoiding ambiguity
- Using precedents
- Freeform drafting - constructing a contract from blank sheet beginnings
- The longest sentence in the world
Recording of live sessions: Soon after the Learn Live session has taken place you will be able to go back and access the recording - should you wish to revisit the material discussed.
1:00pm - 4:00pm
10:00am - 1:00pm