Past events

Clarity breakfast (London): 28 January 2016

Clarity breakfast (London): 28 January 2016

Why test a document? Is it worth the time, cost and effort? What should you be looking for? What’s the best way to do it? Discover a quick method for testing documents at the next Clarity event in London on 28 January 2016. In legal writing, the final test of […]

 
 

London Members’ Meeting – October 2015

London Members’ Meeting – October 2015

Malachy Hargadon discussed the challenges of the plain language campaign within the European Commission at the London members meeting on 8 October 2015. Malachy is an editor and Clear Writing Campaign co-ordinator in the European Commission. For more information on this and other London members’ meetings, please contact Daphne Perry, London Clarity […]

 
 

PLAIN2015 conference, Dublin

PLAIN2015 conference, Dublin

Congratulations to PLAIN and NALA (the National Adult Literacy Agency in Ireland) on a fantastic conference held in Dublin, Ireland.  For more information on the conference visit the PLAIN2015 website.

 
 

15 September 2015– London Members’ Meeting– Legislating at the European Central Bank

15 September 2015– London Members’ Meeting– Legislating at the European Central Bank

At this meeting members heard about the challenges and successes involved in producing clear legislation at this European institution, from Charles Hagon, Head of Legal Revision Central Banking Section. A summary from the meeting is included below. Charles Hagon, an English solicitor and lawyer-linguist, speaks 8 languages and was Head […]

 
 

2 June 2015 – London Members’ Meeting – Choosing typefaces and fonts for clear communication

Paul Luna, Professor of Typography and Graphic Communication and former head of corporate design at Oxford University Press, will help us make more informed font choices for our contracts, documents and emails. When: 2 June 2015,  8 – 9:30am Location: Central London For more information on this and other London […]

 
 

14 April 2015 – London Members’ Meeting – Drafting Hong Kong’s legislation in plain language

Eamonn Moran was Chief Parliamentary Counsel in Victoria for 8 years and then Law Draftsman in Hong Kong. He will describe his experience of promoting plain language in Hong Kong’s legislation from 2008 to 2012. When: 14 April 2015, 8 – 9:30 am Location: Central London For more information on […]

 
 

25 March 2015 – London Members’ Meeting – Clarification and easification of legislative drafting

In a joint event with the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, we will explore whether a layered structure is a workable way to promote clarity in legislation and other documents. When: 2:30 – 5:30 pm Location: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies in London For more information on this and other […]

 
 

17 March 2015 – London Members’ Meeting

17 March 2015 – London Members’ Meeting

Law as engineering: Lawyers and their clients in the 21st century David Howarth, fellow at Clare College, Cambridge, and former MP for Cambridge, considers whether contracts and litigation documents would be clearer and better if lawyers thought about the law more as engineers think about engineering. For more details and […]

 
 

21 January 2015 – The Model Commercial Lease

Peter Williams, legal trainer at Falco Legal Training and Michael Callaghan, real estate Professional Support Lawyer at Eversheds LLP, will introduce the Model Commercial Lease – a new set of template leases drafted using plain English principles from the outset. Notes Slides  

 
 

2015 London Members’ Meetings programme released

The 2015 London Members’ Meeting programme is now available on our events page. For inquiries please contact Daphne Perry the Clarity Country Representative for the UK.