Drafting Skills

Drafting Skills

Live Online

Virtual classes –
tailored for your staff

Face-to-face

At your office –
tailored for your staff

Coaching

Bespoke intensive
support for individuals

Our drafting skills training is ideal for junior lawyers needing simple techniques for complex drafting and for those wanting to improve their drafting from scratch.

Drafting skills training with practical tips on structure, drafting clause by clause, repairing poor drafts and drafting without precedents.

Course Content

This short course will help you to prepare, make decisions about structure, and draft simply even when creating complex duties. The course includes:

  • a review of a client’s instructions for drafting work,
  • exercises on organising ideas and selecting structures,
  • tips on effective drafting techniques and repairing poor drafts, and
  • opportunities to practise drafting from scratch.

Content 

Drafting Made Simple
  • Pre-drafting essentials – research, instructions and advice
  • Getting organised – identifying themes
  • Choosing a structure
  • Simple clause drafting techniques that work every time
Drafting From Scratch
  • Using simple drafting techniques in complex situations
  • Drafting from scratch
  • Repairing common drafting errors
  • Reducing drafting risk
  • Drafting that clients can understand

Outcomes

As a result of the course, you will:

  • Use critical thinking to prepare before starting to draft
  • Make appropriate decisions about structure
  • Draft effectively clause by clause
  • Draft from scratch with confidence
  • Review and repair poor drafting

Duration

3 hours or 90 minutes per module

Format

Practical workshop using extracts from documents

Delegates

Junior lawyers and paralegals (Max 15)

Drafting Skills Live Online Course

3 hours

Junior lawyers & paralegals

Face-to-Face

See Live Online course for details.

Drafting Skills Face-to-face Course

3 hours

Junior lawyers & paralegals

One-to-one coaching session (ideally as a follow-up to the drafting skills course) with a focus on your own drafting techniques and style.

Content

You download a drafting exercise or submit examples of your own drafting. You receive feedback on your work during the session and tips on how to improve.

Outcomes

The tutor’s feedback will include a personalised “prescription” specifying techniques to help you to develop your skills.

Format

One-to-one coaching in person or online

Drafting Witness Statements Coaching Course

40 - 60 mins

Junior lawyers and paralegals

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Tutors

Rachael Davis-Stollar
Rachael Davis-Stollar
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James Welsh

Testimonials

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