We try hard to ensure that our communications are as precise and clear as possible. Our job often involves explaining complex information, but this does not require complex language. We believe complex issues can be explained in plain English without legal jargon. This approach does not reduce any complication, but rather seeks to identify any difficulty with clarity and precision. We adopt this approach in our communications with clients and with colleagues in other law firms. We also adopt it in our drafting of agreements and the presentation of positions to courts or tribunals.
In 2015, we partnered with the National Association of Literacy for Adults to sponsor the national plain English awards. We have worked closely with them for a number of years to help promote the importance of clear and precise language. We also regularly train our lawyers in the use of plain English.
If you come across any communications from us which you believe are not clear, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org so we can continue to improve.