• What is plain language?
  • Clarity – promoting plain legal language
  • What is plain language?

    What is plain language?

    A definition of plain language was adopted by the International Plain Language Working Group (IPLWG), a joint project between Clarity, the Centre for Plain Language and PLAIN. This project was established to investigate the future direction for plain language as a profession. The IPLWG definition: A communication is in plain language […]

  • Clarity – promoting plain legal language

    Clarity – promoting plain legal language

    Clarity is a worldwide network of professionals who are committed to promoting plain legal language. With more than 650 members from 50 countries, Clarity is the largest international plain language organisation.

 

News »

PLAIN 2017 announced

PLAIN 2017 announced

The next biennial Plain Language Association International (PLAIN) conference will be held in Graz, Austria from 21 – 23 September 2017. Theme: Improving Customer Relationships. Clarity members enjoy discounted registration fee. Early...

 

Connect with Clarity members in your country

Connect with Clarity members in your country

Did you know Clarity has more than 650 members in 50 countries around the world. Contact your country representative to connect with Clarity members in your country.

 

October 2013 – VALE – Robert Eagleson

It is with great sadness that we learnt that Robert Eagleson died on 28 October. Robert was a legendary figure in the plain language world, and many will remember him as an inspirational guide and mentor. When Robert retired from the Clarity...

 

Events »

6 September 2017 – Tax effective wills in plain English: can it be done? (London)

James Kessler QC and Mary Ashley of Old Square Tax Chambers will ask whether one can draft a will in plain intelligible English that meets the testator’s wishes and maximises tax relief under the new residential nil-rate band. James is the...

 

7 November 2017 – Overcoming resistance to change in contract drafting (London)

Ken Adams is a leading international authority on the building blocks of contract language. Among other things, he’s author of A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting, published by the American Bar Association. Ken is acutely aware that although...