This course is about legally protective writing strategies. Nobody gets it right first time. Writing in a strategic way is as important as oral statements. Strategic legal writing is critical for solving commercial and business or engineering disputes and winning legal battles. This course gives a wide range of topics that arise in everyday tasks in a business and commercial setting. It gives to the non-expert matters relating to drafting contracts and writing letters. When in doubt and before you write your final draft in your office, check the dictionary and then the legal dictionary. Some letters are not easily readable. Lay readers cannot understand certain documents. It all boils down to "clarity" – using plain simple English in writing letters, office memos or documents. What to avoid when writing documents and letters? How to draft documents? Learn the modern style to write clearly, properly and effectively in this 1-day course, which will take you through the effective strategies for a better writing of your letters and documents. Choosing the right word to write is ever so important, but also watch out for problem words with multiple meanings. Learn what works and what doesn't.
Writing Commercial Contracts
Prof Catherine Tay Swee Kian is an Associate Professorial Fellow lecturing law at the National University of Singapore, Department of Strategy and Policy (NUS Business School). She is also an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore and an author of several law books. She is Associate Director of Bernard & Rada Law Corp.
Prof Tay studied law at Queen Mary College, University of London and graduated with a Master of Laws, in which she specialised in Company, Shipping, Insurance and Marine Insurance Laws. She did her pupillage under the Honourable Lady Mary Hogg in London and returned to Singapore in the law firm of Rodyk & Davidson.
Prof Tay was on the Board of Overseas Editors for the (United Kingdom) Journal of Financial Crime, an official publication of the Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime. She has presented papers at many conferences and seminars on Business Law, Medical Law, Company and Insolvency Laws both overseas and in Singapore. Prof Tay is an examiner on law subjects for a number of professional bodies in Singapore and overseas. She conducts in-house seminars for hospitals, banks, statutory boards, hotels, commercial firms and companies, clubs and associations.