In his Market Movers blog, journalist Mark Salmon discusses whether there are any benefits to sloppy contract drafting. Mark quotes another blogger to the effect that sloppy drafting can represent an attempt to bury an issue in impenetrable verbiage. I added a brief comment to Mark’s post, but I’m not inclined to attempt a definitive treatment—a simpler explanation for sloppy drafting is sloppy drafters.
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.