Notwithstanding the title, this note is not about partnership or family law. It is a mini New Year’s quiz on a few of the language pitfalls we face when working with contracts and Legal English

See if you understand why the following pairs are, despite the apparent similarities, really mis-matches:

  1. arbitrary and arbitration
  2. bail and bailment
  3. a bilateral treaty and a bilateral contract
  4. parole and a parol contract
  5. leave and garden leave

Solutions follow next week!