Does legal information have to be easy to understand as well as correct? More and more people are starting to think so. Now that legislation is accessible online, citizens expect to be able to understand their rights and obligations. And in the world of contracts, the primary audience is increasingly seen as the parties who need to work together, rather than the court they might resort to, should they end up in dispute.
Many lawyers have long recognised the role of plain English, but this event reports on developments that go further, using visualisation and design thinking to make legal documents and websites more usable and comprehensible.
Our speakers will show how legal information can be more effectively designed in the contexts of legislation and business contracts. And we will hear about the new Legal Information Design network and a new award scheme for business contracts.