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.

BEST  INSURANCE STORY OF THE YEAR, DECADE, AND POSSIBLY THE CENTURY

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