Those who deliver written legal advice or draft contract documentation are sometimes criticised for being verbose, obscure or unhelpful. The criticism can apply whether the person is an external adviser or in-house counsel working alongside the company management team. But, if the job is done effectively, the Lawyers / Advisers can add real commercial value with the written work.
Well drafted legal documents – whether they comprise advice, correspondence, contracts or other written materials – lead to more successful outcomes: better performing contractors, more satisfied internal and external customers, reduced risks and smaller liabilities.
This EuroMaTech five-day Writing Effective Legal Documents and Commercial Contracts training course will help to develop the skills of in-house and external Lawyers / Advisers, turning them into highly effective written communicators and legal draftsmen. It will highlight why effective English legal writing is important and teach participants how to write well-structured and useful advisory and contractual documents.
This EuroMaTech training course will include:
- How to make your legal writing effective
- How to use appropriate legal language
- Tips to follow and traps to avoid in legal writing
- How to structure your legal memorandum in the most effective way
- How to adjust your writing style to adapt to the reader audience
- How to use appropriate language in a contract
- What to look for to identify and avoid typical risks in contract clauses
- When to consider using standard templates and model form contracts
- How to draft concisely and without ambiguity
- How to structure the contract to create a logical flow
- Using checklists to identify gaps in the contract document
- How to work with the draft contracts supplied by the opposing party