Clear Legal Writing

Pricing

Cost for BPP PD Members: £223 + VAT 6 CPD Hours
(£445.00 + VAT for non BPP PD Members Click Here for details of our membership scheme).

SRA Competence

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Delegates

This course will be of benefit to any practitioner involved in legal writing, from trainees to senior partners and from pupils to silks. This course does not cover specific litigation or legal forms. Please note that those delegates with a particular interest in improving their overall communication and presentation skills, including writing skills, may be interested in attending Writing and Presenting Legal Advice To Your Clients

Overview

This course will introduce delegates to the use of plain English in different types of legal correspondence and documents. There are plenty of exercises and examples which makes for an interactive and stimulating course helping the delegates to practise the theory.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the principles of drafting and clear legal writing
  • Recognise the need for legal clarity in different types of legal documents
  • Differentiate between written and oral advice
  • Classify which words and phrases have been judicially defined
  • Apply general rules for drafting in plain English
  • Recognise and apply the rules of interpretation of contracts
  • Dispense and deal with the pitfalls and issues relating to the use of legal jargon

"A certificate of completion will be provided by BPP Professional Education Limited upon request, following attendance."


Under the SRA’s new approach to continuing competence, solicitors are expected to use the Statement of Solicitor Competence to identify and address their learning and development needs. The competence statement requires the following competencies:
  • A - Ethics, professionalism and judgement
  • B - Technical legal practice
  • C - Working with other people
  • D - Managing themselves and their own work
  • This course has an online live option available. Same expert presenters delivering the same content to your desk or mobile over multiple days in short 180 minute sessions. Watch our 5 minute explainer video to find out more.


    All online live sessions are 09:30 am to 12:30 pm

    Course Dates

    Session 1 Session 2
    04 December 2018 10 December 2018 Book Now
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    London 19 Dec 2018 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM  Limited Book Now
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