Plain English and legal advice are essential bedfellows
- Created on Tuesday, 22 November 2011 10:26
Lady Justice Hallett has been nominated for our Osborne Memorial award for speaking up in court about the need for plain English. She joins the likes of Baroness Thatcher for her support during the Rayner Review of government documents and Harriet Harman MP for her work on the plain English explanations of the Equalities Bill.
Lord de Mauley is quoted in Hansard recently talking about the 'experiment' with plain English in the Criminal Injustice legislation.
We continue to ask for signatories to our e-petition for a UK Plain Language Act - along similar lines to that of the US Plain Writing act of 2010.
You can read an article in the Law Society Gazette by Eduardo Reyes about plain English and legal advice.