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Course Drafting Legal Documents for Lawyers


This course will focus on the drafting of legal documents and how to make your drafting clearer and less likely to be challenged. This course is suitable for junior lawyers through to senior lawyers. Beginning with general issues, such as how the courts interpret legal documents, rules of interpretation, when to use (and when to avoid) the passive tense, avoiding ambiguous pronouns and avoiding legalese, the course will go on to look at more specific areas relevant to drafting, including:

  • Punctuation
  • Using mathematical formulae
  • Will, shall and must
  • May (or can)
  • Torrential drafting
  • Sub-dividing clauses
  • Problems with cross-referencing
  • Double negatives
  • Enveloping definitions
  • Dates – up to/including
  • Circular definitions
  • Elephant traps when drafting
  • Notices clauses
  • Obligation versus definition
  • Meaning of endeavours obligations

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3 hours


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Thu 19 Sep 2019 Book

14:00 | London
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Wed 04 Dec 2019 Book

14:00 | Birmingham
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