I must say that I had a wonderful time at the training and I learnt a lot. Lawyers in Anglo-Saxon countries say that the English language is a tool of their trade,yet so many don't use it effectively. The training equipped me with the necessary skills to use English legal writing to communicate more effectively.
- Denis Nono, Supervisor legal affairs, Uganda Tax Authority

For sure, everybody enjoyed the training. It was very nice to hear a native speaker, specially one with such high legal drafting techniques
- Wagner Osti Pedro, Embraco, Joinville, Brazil

Excellent course. I recommend the training 'Contract Drafting and Legal Writing'. It gave to me the chance to understand the need of Plain Legal English in contracts as a way to mitigate ambiguity or misinterpretation of a clause. Also the training clarified the context in which Anglo-Saxon Legal System is inserted, since the Brazilian Legal System is in a different one.
- Rafael Mechi Nunes, Sr. Contract Lawyer, Sao Paulo, Brazil


Counterfeit Goods: an important Canadian precedent case


The Canadian federal court has issued a severe warning to counterfeiters of high end luxury goods in Canada. In a recent trademark case involving copyright infringement the court awarded damages of $1.98 million for copyright and trademark infringement with a further punitive damages award of $500,000.


Letter writing skills


As a lawyer your competence will often be judged from the style, tone and content of your writing. Its neither fair nor accurate in assessing ability but it is a fact of life that when we read a letter we tend to build up a mental picture of the person who wrote it.


Giving a successful Interview


In the last article we looked at how to structure and write your CV in order to get an interview for the job that you want. In this article we will look at how to prepare for the interview, how to behave during the interview and finally some of the things you should and should not say during the interview.


Writing a successful CV


So, you have finished University and perhaps even started your first job. Now you need to write a CV that markets you, and your unique capabilities, to a future potential employer.


Growing your own professional client base – Networking Events


To become successful as a lawyer requires a number of positive qualities, hard work and, usually, time. You can speed up the process of becoming successful however by building up your own personal following of clients giving you momentum ...


Building a successful Law Career


In this first article I am just going to speak about the initial requirements, the building blocks you will need to use, to become successful. In future articles I am going to explain how to use each of these blocks and also how to acquire and practice the skills needed by successful lawyers in their careers.


The new UK Bribery Act 2011


A guide for lawyers with Clients doing business in the U K.


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