Pandering to Traditionalists

I’ve been doing public and in-house “Drafting Clearer Contracts” seminars for, oh, 14 years now. That’s because people find them worthwhile and, shockingly enough, somewhat entertaining. Otherwise, I would have gotten the hook long ago. So the feedback is positive, but occasionally participants suggest I adjust my approach. For example, here’s what a participant at my recent New York seminar … Read More

London “Drafting Clearer Contracts” Seminar on 5 November 2018

I’m delighted that on 5 November 2018 I’ll be doing another “Drafting Clearer Contracts” seminar in London for UCL Faculty of Laws. For more information, go here. I seem to be making inroads in the UK market. For example, go here for my Practical Law Company video with Daphne Perry; go here for a recording of the 7 November 2017 panel … Read More

Singapore and Hong Kong “Drafting Clearer Contracts” Seminars in October 2018

I’m pleased that once more I’ll be giving “Drafting Clearer Contracts” seminars in Singapore and Hong Kong with Asian Legal Business (part of Thomson Reuters). The Singapore seminar is on 10 October 2018. For more information, go here. The Hong Kong seminar is on 12 October 2018. For more information, go here. (The photo of Singapore is from VisitSingapore.)

I’m Speaking at “The Legal English Event” in London on 1–2 November 2018

I’ll be the keynote speaker at an English legal event called … “The Legal English Event.” It’s being held in London on 1–2 November 2018. Here’s the description: The Legal English Event 2018 is a unique assembly in the field of English language training for international commercial lawyers. It is an opportunity for lawyers, law students, legal translators and English language … Read More

Registration Now Open for 2018 U.S. “Drafting Clearer Contracts” Seminars

You can now register for my 2018 public “Drafting Clearer Contracts” seminars in the U.S. Here are the relevant links: 22 February, Dallas 22 March, New York 17 May, Chicago 14 June, Seattle 13 September, Boston 29 November, San Francisco Each participant will receive at no extra charge a copy of the fourth edition of A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting. I hope to see … Read More

Not One But Two Events in London on 7 November

I’ve written previously (here) about my 7 November panel discussion in London with UCL Faculty of Laws. But earlier the same day I’m also doing a breakfast meeting for the group Clarity on the subject of “Overcoming resistance to change in contract drafting”; for more information, go here. Obviously there’s overlap in terms of the topics covered. But the Clarity … Read More

Reminder: Toronto Seminars on 23 and 24 October

My first-ever public seminar was in Toronto with Osgoode Professional Development, back in 2006, I think. And way more people have attended my seminars in Toronto than in any other city. So I always enjoy going back. I’ll be back on 23 October for my regular “Drafting Clearer Contracts” seminar. It will be my first seminar in Toronto at which … Read More

Video of My Presentation at Clio Cloud Conference 2016

I belatedly realized that my presentation at Clio Cloud Conference 2016, entitled “Traditional Contract Drafting Is The Worst,” is available online. I can’t imagine anyone sitting through the entire thing. But if you’ve ever wondered what my schtick is like, dipping into the video below would give you a glimpse of me in all my gawky glory. (I wouldn’t dream … Read More