Tips and traps when drafting legal documents part 1

Recorded on: 30/11/2021

This 2-part webinar mini-series will focus on the drafting of legal documents and how to make your drafting clearer and less likely to be challenged. Beginning with general issues, such as how the courts interpret legal documents and rules of interpretation, the webinar will go on to look at more specific areas relevant to drafting.  Practical examples will be included throughout, as will examples taken from cases.

Part 1 of this webinar will cover:

  • An introduction to drafting
  • How the courts interpret legal drafting
  • Rules of interpretation
  • Guidance when drafting from scratch
  • General drafting issues, including:
    • Punctuation
    • Will, shall and must
    • May (or can)
    • When to use (and when to avoid) the passive tense
    • Avoiding ambiguous pronouns
    • Avoiding legalese
    • Gender-neutral drafting

Please see information regarding part 2 here (additional fee applies)


Watch a two minute preview of the webinar


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