How to draft a legal notice for breach of contract
How to draft a legal notice for breach of contract

How to draft a legal notice for breach of contract

How to draft a legal notice for breach of contract Introduction “Herein” “Heretofore” “Wherefore” “Wherein” “Wherefrom”, you might be joking? It is still believed that using mostly complicated legal language and archaic words shall somehow add more meaning to the legal document and impress the client. Some believe that an over embellished write up may bring in more dollars and maybe more clients. I am not sure how far these concepts are true but it was absolutely false in my case. I worked in an International Chinese law firm and when I wrote anything that identified as loaded language and jargon, I was asked to rework on it. From writing very complicated legal articles or advocating in the moot courts in my college days I had to travel to the pragmatic side of law. A legal notice, an article or just a legal opinion, everything had to be explained effectively and using clear concise language so that my clients could understand. I changed my job eventually and my new boss opined about my work that I should “jazz it up a little”; my work was too simple and my drafted legal notices were not “threatening ” enough. So, I started demeaning and belittling my opposing party in my legal notices. Personally, I did not like the idea because it felt unprofessional and counterproductive but considering that the opposing party had past criminal records, I had to do as I was told. I think it is a personal choice as to how one writes but the highlight of the matter is that it should be received the way it is written, in other words, be crystal clear. A legal document does not lose any of its strength if it is written in the clear, concise and in simplest of the language but it can definitely lose its values if it is ambiguous, baseless and/or works against you. This article talks about ways to draft a legal notice especially in case of breach of contract. The limitation of this…

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