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Professional Skills Course

PSC Elective - Writing and drafting


This course contains some of the key elements of the business writing elective and the drafting skills elective.



As a result of attending the course, you will:

  • use effective techniques for planning letters, emails and documents
  • organise the flow of ideas in paragraphs and sentences
  • improve clause construction and drafting from scratch
  • deal confidently with common English usage problems
  • add emphasis, set the right tone and write persuasively
  • review your own work effectively before sending it out


  • Making the change from writing for examiners to writing for clients
  • How to focus on the reader
  • How to set objectives before writing and drafting
  • Structural tools for writing and drafting
  • How to organise paragraphs and sentences for easy reading
  • Techniques for low risk drafting
  • Choosing the right words when drafting
  • Using precedents safely
  • How to write persuasively
  • How to add emphasis and set the right tone
  • How to review and repair your work
  • Dealing with delegated work

Short presentations, writing and drafting exercises including drafting from scratch, peer reviews and discussion.


3 hours


Trainee solicitors

Maximum 20 per course


Peter Kinch
Rachael Davis-Stollar

To discuss how we can help call Linda Moran on 0114 273 8300.