Legal Writing and Drafting Master Class (Offline Course)
This interactive course is designed to teach young lawyers the essential skills of writing clear and precise business communication, and drafting effective contracts. Attendees will learn powerful techniques for making legal writing clear and more persuasive, in order to communicate efficiently and get a good outcome for their companies or firms. This course will cover the function and operation of documents, stages in preparing contract documents and structuring of contract documents. The differing requirements of letters and legal documents are dealt with, stressing the common rule of being easily understood to lawyers and non-lawyers alike.
Who should attend?
The course will be of benefit to young litigation lawyers.
Attendees will learn about:
- Writing letters, fax and email, legal opinions and internal memos.
- Writing when a dispute arises.
- Drafting pre-contract documents
- Drafting contracts – the preliminary stages and first draft.
- Boilerplate provisions.
- Drafting contracts: reading, interpreting, reviewing and amending the received draft.
- Drafting pitfalls.
- Persuasive writing.
Alex is a legal practitioner and notary with almost 24 years post-call experience. He is the Managing Partner of A. Muoka & Co. – a Lagos-based commercial and litigation law firm. He is the former Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association-Lagos Branch – in which capacity he oversaw the largest branch of the NBA comprising over 3,000 successful corporate/ commercial solicitors and eminent advocates. He is a Trustee of the Lagos Public Interest Law Partnership, member of the Public Complaints and Training Committee of the Lagos State Judiciary, and member of the National Executive Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association. Read More…
Andornimye Adie is the Principal at DORNIM Solicitors and Legal Consultants and a highly regarded Corporate & Commercial Lawyer in Nigerian legal and business circles. She attended the University of Abuja, Nigeria where she obtained an LLB and was admitted to the Nigerian Bar in 2005. She also possesses an LLM in Corporate Law from the Nottingham Trent University in the United Kingdom. With a specialty in Energy Law, she has been engaged both as a legal consultant in the current privatization of the unbundled units of PHCN and also as part of the team of legal consultants to the World Bank that produced a baseline study report on Nigeria’s Mining Sector. Read More…
Sola attended the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria where he obtained an LLB Hons. in 2004. He was admitted to the Nigerian Bar in 2005 and is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association. He is also an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitration, United Kingdom. After years in a top-tier litigation firm, ‘Sola has acquired a wealth of experience in Corporate Commercial Law which spans across several industries including Banking, Real Estate and Insurance. Read More…