Legal Drafting

Legal writing is an important skill needed in every practice area of law. Words are used to advocate, inform, persuade and instruct.

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Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Apply plain English style of writing to all legal document.
  • Recognize the need for legal clarity in different types of legal  documents: legal letters, emails, memorandum and opinion.
  • Apply good legal writing practice
  • Demonstrate the register of legal writing
  • Correct common mistakes in legal writing
  • Dispense and deal with pitfalls and issues relating to the use of legal jargon
  • Proofread effectively.

Course Module

  • Signs of a well drafted contract: The simple rules!
  • The language of drafting: Will v Shall v Must
  • Identifying the legal formalities for a binding contract
  • Structure and formation of a commercial contract: follow
  • the formula and you won’t go wrong
  • The importance of Boilerplate clauses: overlooking them can cost the business billions of pounds.
  • The preliminary documents- using Heads of Terms effectively
  • Vague words and expressions in commercial contracts[1]know the pitfalls!
  • Overview of cross border contracts: Distribution v Joint venture v Agency agreements
  • Share Purchase Agreements: allocating risks between the buyer and seller
  • Troubleshooting: trace and correct errors in your contract

  • Good legal writing practice
  • Moving from legalese to Plain English
  • Unnecessary archaic and meaningless phrases
  • Collocations
  • Pitfalls and issues relating to the use of legal jargon in
  • legal writing
  • Writing short emails
  • Writing long emails
  • Writing formal emails

  • Layout of a letter
  • Body of a letter
  • Putting a letter together
  • The register of letter writing
  • Typical sentences in legal letters
  • The letter writing clinic: looking at the ten most common problems
  • Rewriting letters
  • Rewriting informal sentences to modern alternatives Correcting common mistakes in letter writing

 

  • The problem of English idioms
  • Rephrasing English idioms
  • Easily confused words
  • Cutting unnecessary words
  • Use of consistent terminology
  • Ambiguity: how to avoid it
  • Vagueness: how to avoid it
  • Misuse of preposition in dates
  • Problem words
  • Constantly litigated words
  • Personal pronouns
  • Choosing the right words
  • Rewriting sentences to remove gender specific language

Learning Approch

  • Designed with a focus on real world relevance
  • Real-world case studies
  • Hands-on Assignments
  • Individualized Instructor
  • Career Guidance
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Hamid Rahman :Student

“I approached LearnersPoint with really high expectations about the relevance of the program and the intellectual level of the learning experiences. And I came out with every expectation exceeded. I recommend this course to make a difference for you all.”

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Wael Elmagdoub :Finance Manager

"I had a wonderful time learning at Learners Point, from the admission, to the administration support, and to the instructors who are all professionals. They have given me an A+ learning experience, I highly recommend the institution to be your learning stage to level up your professional careers. Cheers to the Learners Point."

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Hamid Rahman :Student

“I approached LearnersPoint with really high expectations about the relevance of the program and the intellectual level of the learning experiences. And I came out with every expectation exceeded. I recommend this course to make a difference for you all.”

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Wael Elmagdoub :Finance Manager

"I had a wonderful time learning at Learners Point, from the admission, to the administration support, and to the instructors who are all professionals. They have given me an A+ learning experience, I highly recommend the institution to be your learning stage to level up your professional careers. Cheers to the Learners Point."

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