1.2 Accuracy

Using plain English is a step-up to the drafting skill of accuracy. ‘Accuracy’ requires not only the capability to distinguish legal, factual, accounting, procedural and legal-procedural concepts from each other. A capable lawyer should also identify the subtleties resulting from the negotiations. A skilled drafter translates this into precise and accurate wording, ties in those aspects that fill any unaddressed gaps, omits to clarify matters that were deliberately left vague and avoids ambiguities.