The Dotted Line: Don’t win this award

One of my favourite workshop activities is to ask delegates to improve award-winning contracts. Naturally, I use winners of awards for poor language (eg the Golden Bull Awards). It’s hard to believe both the quality of the drafting and the excuses given, like this apology from Scottish Power “Legal definitions often need to cover technical details, but we fully agree that in this instance the language and grammar could be improved.”

Use these writing tips to ensure it won’t be you winning that award!

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