Type Speaker CPD Hours Level
6 IntroductionInformation
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SRA Competency C D


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:

Part 1

  • 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

Part 2

  • 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.

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Learn Live | 18.10.2019

N/A | 1:00pm - 1:00pm

Drafting & Writing Legal Documents

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18 2019
23 2019
Session 1 
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Session 2 
10:00am - 1:00pm

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Discounts are available for multiple places. If you have 5 or more people interested in participating in this virtual learning session please email us at information@mblseminars.com for more information.

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