Save the Date: London, 8 November, Panel Discussion on Contract Drafting

I’m delighted that on Tuesday, 8 November 2016, from 18:00 to 19:30, you will find me at the UCL Events Pavillion, Main Quad, Gower Street, London WC1. That’s because I’ll be taking part in a panel discussion hosted by UCL Faculty of Laws entitled Dysfunction in Contract Drafting: Are the Courts, Law Firms, and Company Law Departments Stuck in a Rut? It will be free of charge.

I’ll be in town anyway for my 7 November “Drafting Clearer Contracts” seminar (information here), so I look forward to the opportunity discuss with an outstanding panel what works and doesn’t work in English contract drafting.

Here’s who will be on the panel:

  • The Honourable Mr Justice Flaux, a judge of the High Court of Justice of England and Wales.
  • Kate Gibbons, a senior banking lawyer at Clifford Chance and the firm’s global knowledge partner.
  • Kristin McFetridge, a chief counsel for British Telecommunications plc who’s currently in charge of a programme to redraft all their standard contacts.
  • Ken Adams, ne’er-do-well.

Adams and AndersonThe moderator is none other than Mark Anderson, who is well know to readers of this blog. There we both are in the photo to the right; I’m plying Mark with drink to ensure that he sends only puff-ball questions my way.

Instead of the usual talking-head presentations, we’ll have free-flowing discussion, including questions from the audience. I expect it will be a fascinating evening. And did I say it’s free of charge?

Some come one, come all! Go here for more information and to register.

About the author

Ken Adams is the leading authority on how to say clearly whatever you want to say in a contract. He’s author of A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting, and he offers online and in-person training around the world. He’s also chief content officer of LegalSifter, Inc., a company that combines artificial intelligence and expertise to assist with review of contracts.