Mistakes in grammar and punctuation are embarrassing, create a poor impression and can cost your business money. This course will fill the gaps in your knowledge and boost your confidence.
This course hones delegates’ legal and business writing so that it is well planned, persuasive and makes the key points succinctly.
Most professionals prefer to use email to communicate. It’s quick and easy but there are some pitfalls. Readers are busy and emails risk getting swamped in their overloaded inboxes. You want your email to stand out, and be easy to read and digest. You also want to avoid the dangers that come with the use of email.
We developed this course by analysing the skills needed to be an excellent legal drafter. We give delegates the tools to help them to draft clear, user-friendly and unambiguous legal agreements that achieve their clients’ objectives. The course addresses all stages of the drafting process from the initial approach through improving existing drafting, getting the most out of precedents, drafting from scratch and reducing risk by drafting flexibly.
We give lawyers qualified in civil jurisdictions an introduction to the main principles of English contract law. Normally run as an in-house course for law firms or for company legal teams, we can run it as a public course if there is enough interest.
This course supports teams producing written proposals or pitches, perhaps in answer to a request for proposal, and often to a tight timetable. Although the written document often takes second place to the face-to-face session, it is still critical in creating the right impression of your firm’s ability to deliver what the client is looking for. Come along if you write pitches or proposals and would like to refresh your approach and increase your hit rate.
We developed this course to tackle an inconsistent approach to time recording between lawyers apparently working equally hard. The session clarifies, through examples, many difficult issues faced in practice. It gives participants the tools to make it easier in future to decide where and how to record time and to produce client-friendly narratives that highlight the value of the work done.
The Solicitors Regulation Authority has accredited us to deliver electives to trainees as part of the compulsory Professional Skills Course (PSC). Our electives develop the trainees’ skills in communicating in writing, both internally with colleagues and externally with clients. We can tailor any elective or combination of electives to suit your needs.
This report-writing course is for lawyers who want to produce reports that impress, convince or persuade their colleagues or clients. All reports, whatever their purpose, need to be well researched, well organised and well written. The reader needs to be able to find the information that interests them, and quickly absorb the crucial points.
This course gives junior lawyers the confidence that their work product hits the spot with their external clients, but these techniques apply equally when producing research notes for a colleague.
This course enhances the skills of lawyers who are writing articles or client alerts for publication either in hard copy or (increasingly) online. We look at the whole process including deciding the topic, finding the “So what?” point and writing stylishly and persuasively.