What is “gross” when it comes to contracts?

Posted on Nov 22, 2017 in Bugg’s Boilerplate, General, Seminars

English law consists of various areas of law with different theories of liability. Under the Law of Torts, there is traditionally no difference between “gross” negligence and  simple negligence: Wilson v Brett (1843) 11 M&W 113. However, under Crminal Law “gross” negligence will attract criminal liability but negligence by itself is normally not sufficient for a criminal offence. And, under Contract Law if an...

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Hurry! Masterclass on Contracts Update 2017

Posted on Oct 24, 2017 in General, Seminars

It’s that time of the year again! Some places are still available on my Masterclass Contracts Workshop Update 2017 from 8-9 December in Nürnberg. If you want to review the changes and developments in Common Law Contracts for 2017 (against the backdrop of the medieval city of Nuremberg (Nürnberg) in Advent and the world-famous Christkindlesmarkt!) , this seminar-workshop may be of interest to you. This year I will also be covering a...

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No offence intended, but…

Posted on Sep 11, 2017 in General, Seminars

Legal work has changed dramatically over the last two decades. Not only the developing areas of  IT and IP law, human rights, data protection and privacy rights and international law have confronted us with challenges. But also how  we work. My leather desk diary has long beeen replaced by an electronic component to office software. Letters and documents sent by post are becoming very scarce. Even faxes are in rapid decline. Emails and IT data...

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Having Translation Nightmares ? German Law Contracts in English

Posted on Mar 31, 2017 in Background, General, Lawspeak, Seminars

Translators beware! Your time is running out… Last chance for this year! On 28-29th April I will be holding a specialist two-day workshop designed not only for lawyers but also for translators and all those working with commercial contracts in English. The meeting is intended to deal with the language and legal problems encountered when trying to put German contracts into English. (Not all the answers are in the internet or the...

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2017 Nürnberg Seminars

Posted on Jan 20, 2017 in Background, General, Lawspeak, Seminars

As the New Year starts to run away from us, I thought it would be a good time to put out a reminder of upcoming seminars I am organising in 2017 in Nürnberg. In response to numerous requests, we have developed a three-part set of one-day seminars on Legal English designed for trainees and paralegals. The first of the sessions will be at the end of March 2017. If somebody in your office is interested in extending or refreshing their Legal...

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