5 April 2017 – Plain language in jury instructions (London)

Professor Cheryl Thomas, Professor of Judicial Studies at University College London, will tell us about her research into jurors’ understanding of the instructions judges give them. Her 2010 study, ‘Are Juries Fair?‘, found that when judges provide written directions on the law to jurors this helps jurors better understand how […]


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. […]