Professional Training

Clear Legal Writing

BPP Professional Education, In London (+3 locations)
Length
1 day
Price
587 GBP
Next course start
16 July, 2024 (+6 start dates)
Course delivery
Self-Paced Online, Classroom
Length
1 day
Price
587 GBP
Next course start
16 July, 2024 (+6 start dates)
Course delivery
Self-Paced Online, Classroom

Course description

Overview

This course will introduce delegates to the use of plain English in different types of legal correspondence and documents. There are plenty of exercises and examples which makes for an interactive and stimulating course helping the delegates to practise the theory.

Who is this for?

This course will be of benefit to any practitioner involved in legal writing, from trainees to senior partners and from pupils to silks. This course does not cover specific litigation or legal forms. Please note that those delegates with a particular interest in improving their overall communication and presentation skills, including writing skills, may be interested in attending Writing and Presenting Legal Advice To Your Clients

What will you learn?

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the principles of drafting and clear legal writing
  • Recognise the need for legal clarity in different types of legal documents
  • Differentiate between written and oral advice
  • Classify which words and phrases have been judicially defined
  • Apply general rules for drafting in plain English
  • Recognise and apply the rules of interpretation of contracts
  • Dispense and deal with the pitfalls and issues relating to the use of legal jargon

PSC Elective

This course may be taken as a PSC elective, although it may also be attended by non-trainees.

SRA Competence

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Upcoming start dates

Choose between 6 start dates

16 July, 2024

  • Self-Paced Online
  • Online

15 August, 2024

  • Self-Paced Online
  • Online

16 September, 2024

  • Self-Paced Online
  • Online

11 October, 2024

  • Classroom
  • London

13 November, 2024

  • Self-Paced Online
  • Online

11 December, 2024

  • Self-Paced Online
  • Online

Suitability - Who should attend?

This course will be of benefit to any practitioner involved in legal writing, from trainees to senior partners and from pupils to silks. This course does not cover specific litigation or legal forms.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the principles of drafting and clear legal writing
  • Recognise the need for legal clarity in different types of legal documents
  • Differentiate between written and oral advice
  • Classify which words and phrases have been judicially defined
  • Apply general rules for drafting in plain English
  • Recognise and apply the rules of interpretation of contracts
  • Dispense and deal with the pitfalls and issues relating to the use of legal jargon

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