The complete guide to drafting and negotiating clear and concise commercial agreements in English. Presented by expert linguists with extensive experience in commercial law.
11-13 Nov 2020
& 24-26 Mar 2021 , 16-18 Nov 2021
Most international agreements are drafted in the English language irrespective of the nationality of contracting parties. Language errors in the text and unclear and inconcise phrasing cause confusion and can ultimately lead to a dispute if they go unnoticed. Gain a comprehensive understanding of the common pitfalls, key areas of risk and up-to-date drafting techniques in English to ensure you protect your organisation against unnecessary risk.
Drafting contracts in clear English
Structure and terminology of contracts
PRACTICAL EXERCISE: DRAFTING STANDARD CLAUSES IN ENGLISH
PRACTICAL EXERCISE: LEGAL VOCABULARY
During this session participants will work through exercises both individually and in groups to develop their knowledge of legal vocabulary.
Email and letter writing with precision and clarity
PRACTICAL EXERCISE: PRECISION AND CLARITY
The participants will apply the principles above by re-drafting a badly written piece of legal correspondence.
Principles of proof reading legal documents
Advanced drafting skills
Exercises on the use of prepositions and countable nouns in a legal context.
Alan Simmons LLB (Hons) in Law with French LLM, RSA CETEFLA. Alan is a highly experienced trainer of legal English who has been working with international lawyers across the globe for over 20 years to enhance their skills at drafting concise and watertight clauses in the English language. He qualified as a solicitor in England and has passed the New York Bar with a view to becoming a US qualified lawyer. He studied law in the UK, Strasbourg and the European University in Florence and then went on to train as a solicitor in an international law firm and practised in commercial law in law firms in London. He has used this experience to successfully train legal staff from junior counsel to judges in all elements of international commercial law across the world. Alan is a dynamic trainer and applies a highly interactive style to ensure complete understanding and an enjoyable learning experience.
This course qualifies for the following CPD programmes: