Drafting guidelines for effective communication

Course Info


CPD Points 1

  • C2: Professional Skills (1)

Course Summary

Published March 2019. Reviewed September 2021 (next review due March 2022)

One of the ways reputation is built, or damaged, is through the presentation of documents and correspondence. Whether the correspondence is directed internally or externally, it should consistently reflect professionalism which underpins brand value.

Course Details

This practical session will focus on four areas that are essential for consistently producing the highest quality correspondence:

  1. Structure – good structure adds clarity to your communications
  2. Plain English – general principles and the provision of legal specific resources
  3. Proofreading/editing – a focus on the use of amendment marks to save time when editing
  4. Templates and precedents – how to access and create high quality templates and precedents

This session is pitched at legal practitioners and support staff who deal with document creation and management.