Lessons in powerful writing (from a lawyer, of all people!)

I feel sure that good writing is key for most readers, so I think you’ll enjoy this entertaining and informative guest post by Clare Lynch, chief business writing expert at Doris and Bertie, a communications agency that helps businesses write in a way that’s “clear, honest and to the point”. This post originally appeared on Good Copy, Bad Copy, a blog about business writing run by the agency. Clare is currently doing a Law degree in her spare time.

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Poll results – How about inviting a lawyer?

As promised, dear readers, here are the results of the poll to find out who is reading this blog. A big thank you to everyone that participated!

We have a nice range of people from different areas, and it’s very interesting to see that lots of you have several roles – just like me!

If we want to build those bridges I keep talking about, I think it would be good to have some more input from more people who are legal professionals only. What do you think?

How about inviting a lawyer you know?

Monday smiles – a burning question

Today’s contribution comes from my very good friend Mary Lynn, via South Africa.


This took place in Charlotte, North Carolina.  A lawyer purchased a box of very rare and expensive cigars, then insured them against, among other things, fire.

Within a month, having smoked his entire stockpile of these great cigars, the lawyer filed a claim against the insurance company. In his claim, the lawyer stated the cigars were lost ‘in a series of small fires.’ Continue reading