Thu 22 June | 12:00PM - 1:00PM | Your desk or on your portable device

Synopsis

Legal writing and drafting in all its many shapes and forms is often considered the “bread and butter” of a lawyer’s practice. One wrong slip of the proverbial pen can take you from “Rachel loves cooking, her dog, and family” to “Rachel loves cooking her dog and family.”

This webinar will provide you with practical ways to improve the quality of what is a significant component of your work. Learn to draft effectively. Learn to write better. And, learn some basics about editing and proofreading your work, key components of good drafting.

Learning outcomes

  • Gain a better understanding of the rationale behind good drafting techniques and the pitfalls of poor drafting.
  • Learn about the importance of preparing and planning in the drafting process.
  • Receive practical advice on drafting in clear, precise, plain language without it being boring or overly simplistic.
  • Pick up some tips about editing and checking your drafting.

Who should attend?

Commercial lawyers and general practitioners who do some commercial work. Other lawyers may also benefit from attending (specific drafting requirements of Court documents will not be addressed).

Presenters

Christine Le Cren
Director
Check It

Christine entered the legal profession after seven years teaching at secondary level and four years teaching and coaching swimming.

She started her legal career in the public sector. But, she returned to it after a number of years in the private sector. Although this time, she was an industry regulator (for the real estate industry).

Nowadays, Christine has dovetailed her teaching, coaching, legal, and editing qualifications and experiences. So, mostly working for the legal profession, Christine is an editor (which includes teacher and coach) and proofreader.  


Kerri Dewe
Principal
Lowndes

Named an ‘Associate to watch’ by Chambers Global, Kerri has extensive corporate and commercial law experience gained in New Zealand and internationally.  Kerri’s practice is focused on transactional M&A, business structuring and joint venture advisory work. 

Kerri regularly advises on commercial contracts, as well as on constitutional issues, regulatory compliance and consumer law.  Her areas of expertise also include telecommunications and technology law.

Kerri works with clients across a range of industries, from start-ups to leading corporates, private companies, listed companies, private equity funds, financial institutions and professional services firms, and has experience working within commercial organisations as in-house counsel. 

Kerri spends her spare time doing all things swim, bike, run related, and has qualified for the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii later this year.