Clear Legal Writing

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Cost for BPP PD Members: £210 + VAT 6 CPD Hours
(£420.00 + VAT for non BPP PD Members Click Here for details of our membership scheme).

SRA Competence

C

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.

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
  • Course Dates

    Location Dates Time Availability  
    London 26 Jun 2018 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM  Full
    Birmingham 28 Jun 2018 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM  Spaces Book Now
    London 02 Aug 2018 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM  Spaces Book Now
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    Manchester 19 Sep 2018 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM  Spaces Book Now
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    Leeds 16 Oct 2018 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM  Spaces Book Now
    London 08 Nov 2018 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM  Limited Book Now
    Manchester 03 Dec 2018 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM  Spaces Book Now
    London 19 Dec 2018 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM  Limited Book Now

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