Business Writing Skills - The Fundamentals

Legal Writing Skills For Lawyers

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Course Overview

Do you find that your written messages don’t put across quite what you meant to say? 

Do you sometimes struggle to find the right word?  Perhaps you have found yourself part way through a sentence and wondered just how you are going to end it? 

Do you fall into the trap of using jargon, “mumbo-jumbo”, or legalese – never mind tautology?

Following the demise of the legal secretary, with their profound capacity to make sense of even the most garbled diction, the ability to produce clear concise written communications is crucial, not only for those entering the legal profession, but also for more experienced practitioners.

Packed with practical examples and exercises to revisit your style and uncover the secrets of clarity and purpose when trying to communicate your message concisely and effectively, this legal writing course will assist viewers to hone their technique in all areas of legal writing skills including emails, letters and reports.

During this online legal writing class course lecturer Mac Mackay will cover the following topics of writing skills for lawyers: 

    • The modern written media – pros and cons
    • Putting it across – the basic approach
    • Structuring your writing
    • Zero tolerance to punctuation
    • The beauty of plain English

What are the requirements?

  • Watch recorded webinars and review accompanying workbook

Learning Outcomes

  • • Understand the concept of modern written media and the impact this has had on legal writing • You will have examined your legal writing style and recognise how this can be improved

What is the target audience?

  • Trainees and newly qualified solicitors. This course is also suitable for support staff.


About Instructor - Mac Mackay


Mac has a wealth of practical management experience running his own successful consultancy practice, and has been a popular lead speaker on the Datalaw SRA Management Course Stage One and Two.

He is author of Motivation, Ability & Confidence Building in People and Recruiting, Retaining & Releasing People both published by Butterworth Heinemann (2007). Mac is also a Chartered Manager and a qualified sports coach.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • Part 1
  • Part 2
  • Part 3


  • Workbook
    54 Page


  • Price
  • £ 120