n Without Prejudice - Plain speaking : the law
|Article Title||Plain speaking : the law|
|© Publisher:||JetBlue Publishers (Pty) Ltd|
|Publication Date||Mar 2012|
|Pages||55 - 56|
The word is that we're going to have to start using plain language. The Consumer Protection Act or some rubbish demands it. I recently read an article in a lesser legal journal in which the author, Esti Louw, suggested that, when drafting, we should consider the audience, and remember that the document isn't intended to be read by a judge. Ms Louw even went as far as to suggest that we get into the habit of actually reading what we've drafted and asking ourselves the question: 'Does what I have drafted make sense?'
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