Subject: This module sets out a ‘plain English’ approach to drafting and examines the importance of spelling and language. It will be useful for you to also have completed the modules on Language and the Lawyer, Communications with Clients, and Contracts I, II and III.
Purpose: Lawyers are expected to know how to use language to instruct, advise, challenge and communicate with other people and institutions. Text-speak is not suitable for formal communications, but neither are Latin phrases and complicated terminology. This module aims to give you practical ways to simplify your drafting, and encourages you to check your spelling.
Reflection: When you have completed this module you will have had the opportunity to engage with language and spelling exercises and review the reasons why simple language and correct spelling are so important.
Approx. time: 30-60 minutes