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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.
What Do Participants Learn?
By the end of this training seminar you will be able to:
Better understand the needs of their internal and external clients
Create more effective legal documents in English
Structure their documents using best writing practices
Select appropriate English language for the legal tasks they face
Improve the clarity and usefulness of their legal writing
Structure a standard commercial contract
Identify the key terms and conditions that they should include in a contract
Use model contracts and templates as a basis for their own work
Draft appropriate terms and conditions for a range of commercial activities
Identify unacceptably risky terms and conditions in the proposed contracts of partners, contractors, vendors or other parties
Propose alternative draft wording to protect their client’s commercial interests, when negotiating with others
Who Should Attend?
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.
What Will the Learning Experience Include?
Comprehensive pre-program activities include:
Web-based information forms & surveys completed by attendee.
Direct consultation with the attendee about the expectations.
During the training, participants engage in data, activities, and conversations that lead to insight and knowledge.
Participants learn from expert trainers who have both academic and business experiences.
Highly applicable training content & instructive activities for adding depth to training topics.
**A half-day site visit for integrating the experience & plan next steps. Opportunities to provide connections, ideas & support.
Explore & Practice
Apply & sustain the learning experience by using this ongoing support:
To ensure participant has new skills or behavior progress.
Optional, fee-based mentoring & coaching with the trainer.
Training materials & additional documents (e-books, pdf files, presentations and articles)
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Principles of Effective Legal Writing
Introduction, objectives, and scope of the workshop
What is effective legal writing?
Techniques to write clearly
Structuring your legal analysis
Choosing appropriate legal language while avoiding ‘legalese’
Effective editing of a legal document
Applying the principles to letters, emails and general correspondence
Best Practices in Drafting a Legal Memorandum
Choosing an appropriate heading
Describing the background and purpose of the memorandum
Framing the legal issues
Providing the short answer
Statement of the facts
Analysis of the issues and how the law applies
Conclusions and recommendations in the memorandum
Principles of Contract Drafting
Why contract drafting skills are important
Complying with contract law essentials
Using appropriate contract language
Contract methodologies (Bespoke written agreements, Using general and special terms and conditions, Using Purchase Orders with standard terms and conditions, Framework agreements, Deeds, Letters of intent, Heads of terms and MoUs)
Working with model contracts and templates
Analysing and mapping out the contractual transaction process