Friday, 19 March 2010

Plain English - legal writing and drafting

Legal writing and drafting training can be very valuable in the legal world, as can careful proof reading! To support good english language habits there are various texts and sites, one that I particularly like is Ken Adams’ site, especially the blog.

Nishwa Ashraf from Melcrum has also written an interesting post; "Are you guilty of crimes against the English language?"

Nishwa explains that The Local Government Association (LGA) is tightening up on what it calls "impenetrable words", and has drafted a 250-word list outlawing meaningless and confusing terms including "trialogue", "clienting" and "goldfish bowl facilitated conversation".

Oh to be a "fly on the wall" for that meeting...

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