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Drafting skills : commercial documents - On-demand

Course ID ID22002_PSK1

  • Online
  • 3
  • Foundation

You can purchase and access this content at any time for up to 6 (six) months from the date of purchase

Legal drafting is the most important instrument of legal communication. The skill to draft well is the skill to think and communicate well. A legal document must be drafted in a way that it categorically specifies the legal issue, statements of the client and the remedies sought if any.

An unstructured document without balance lacks effectiveness and the content must be understood by the audience who is ready it, whether that be your client, judicial officer or opposing party.

This course is divided into 4 modules where you will explore:

  • Interpretation of contracts
  • Features of clear drafting
  • Pre-drafting considerations
  • Drafting the contract

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Apply the critical features of clear document drafting
  • Recognise the impact of punctuation on meaning and on interpretation
  • Summarise the stages of drafting
  • Draft clear, precise clauses, and
  • Reflect on the most inappropriate document structure for particular commercial transactions in your legal practice

At the end of this on-demand course, you may claim 3 CPD points. Please consult the CPD rules for your State/Territory to ascertain how many CPD points you can claim for private study of audio/visual material during the CPD year.  

Due to new reporting requirements introduced by the Legal Practice Board of Western Australia on 1 April 2021, practitioners holding WA practising certificates are not currently eligible to claim CPD points for this product.


Full Price $297.00

Alumni/Member Price $267.30


If you intend to claim CPD units for this educational activity, please note that CPD activities are not accredited by the Law Society of NSW or any other equivalent local authority. If this educational activity extends your knowledge and skills in areas that are relevant to your practice needs or professional development, then you should claim one (1) "unit” for each hour of attendance, refreshment breaks not included. The annual requirement is ten (10) CPD units each year from 1 April to 31 March. Some practitioners, such as accredited specialists are required to complete more than ten (10) units each CPD year.


Mandatories covered

The program covers the mandatory requirement of professional skills