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
The new UK Bribery Act 2011The U K Ministry of Justice issued a guide to businesses, on 30 March 2011, relating to the new Bribery Act 2011. This is a major shake-up and re-writing of the UK law relating to business bribery.
The law comes into force on 1 July 2011 and relates to any company that carries on business in the UK. The phrase ‘carries on business’ is to be interpreted with a wide but common-sense approach and will encompass businesses that have a substantial connection or do business in the U K, even if they are incorporated outside the U K.
The newly issued guidance from the UK Government describes how the law will be applied and what companies should do in order to avoid prosecution. By taking steps now, companies can make certain that they do not face prosecution under the Act because of the unlawful behaviour of their employees, or other people associated with the company. click to read more>>>>