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 author of Drafting Trusts & Will Trusts (13th edition, […]


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 we’re moving away from dysfunctional traditional contract language, progress is slow. […]