Polish your English – for legal support staff

Course information

We all know that legal writing must be polished and professional at all times, but how do you ensure that everything you write
correct? How do you know the dictation uses correct punctuation? How do you train your eye to spot errors or inconsistencies
in grammar, spelling and punctuation?

For example: When do you use a comma or a semi-colon? What is correct sentence structure? How long should a sentence be?
Is it ‘inquiry’ or ‘enquiry’? What’s the difference between ‘principal’ and ‘principle’?

This highly practical workshop will give you the knowledge, tools and skills to understand how to check that grammar and punctuation are correct. You also get the opportunity to ask an expert any niggling questions! Practical exercises are based on appropriate materials (such as correcting errors in a client letter or taking a dictation). Learning is reinforced with a team quiz.

After this course, you will:

Who should attend?

This course is for anyone who works as a legal secretary or in a similar support role. It’s suitable for anyone who’s new to the role
or  anyone who’d simply like a refresher on grammar and punctuation.

What’s covered in this course

1

Get your grammar right

2

Common errors

3

Identify punctuation mistakes and fix them

For a more detailed course outline, please get in touch.

Course delivery options ​

Live online training

Choose a practical interactive online session. Then, for more practice, you get an exercise sheet that will be corrected and returned by your trainer.

Tailored in-house courses

Get the training you need with customised onsite training for your teams, based on your own letters and memos. Half-day courses for small groups.

Bespoke coaching – online

One-to-one sessions focus on your challenges and objectives. Practical exercises are based on your own firm’s client communications.

Get expert tips for your business writing

Want a refresher on punctuation? Or a quick guide to plain English? What about tips on writing for your website? Or useful phrases for minutes? Our fact-sheets are full of information that will help you to write clear, correct English.

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We’ve delivered this course for leading law firms

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