Events >

Webinar

Content design for legal content

Practical steps you can take to bring the legal content on your website up to the standard of the rest of your content.

About this webinar

Is your legal content letting your website down? This webinar takes a serious look at the ‘final frontier’ of good content: the terms and conditions. Although plain language is nothing new, most traditional organisations – from banks to universities – still suffer from legalese and legalisms in their user agreements, privacy policies and other contracts.

This webinar will give you the basics of what a contract is from a content design point of view, how to adopt a collaborative relationship with legal and compliance teams, and how to deal with legalese and legalisms. The webinar is about the content design of legal content – but we will also mention the new field of ‘legal design’.

What will I learn?

From this webinar, attendees will learn:

  • Why your users need to read and understand your online agreements, privacy statements and cookie policies (even if they don’t want to)
  • How to run a workshop that will enable your team to work with legal and compliance to tackle legalisms and legalese, from deeming provisions to liability clauses, from herein to thereafter (not to mention notwithstanding)
  • When to use legal definitions and how to write them

Register for free

April 2, 2020

4:00 pm

GMT

1 hour

Who is the webinar for?

If you have a suspicion that legal content does not have to be full of legalese to be legal, and you want to do something about it, this workshop is for you. Suitable for agencies working with clients, and for in-house teams, the webinar talks through practical steps you can take to bring the legal content on your website up to the standard of the rest of your content.  We assume some understanding of plain English – this is not for complete beginners.

Webinar

Content design for legal content

Practical steps you can take to bring the legal content on your website up to the standard of the rest of your content.

About this webinar

Is your legal content letting your website down? This webinar takes a serious look at the ‘final frontier’ of good content: the terms and conditions. Although plain language is nothing new, most traditional organisations – from banks to universities – still suffer from legalese and legalisms in their user agreements, privacy policies and other contracts.

This webinar will give you the basics of what a contract is from a content design point of view, how to adopt a collaborative relationship with legal and compliance teams, and how to deal with legalese and legalisms. The webinar is about the content design of legal content – but we will also mention the new field of ‘legal design’.

What will I learn?

From this webinar, attendees will learn:

  • Why your users need to read and understand your online agreements, privacy statements and cookie policies (even if they don’t want to)
  • How to run a workshop that will enable your team to work with legal and compliance to tackle legalisms and legalese, from deeming provisions to liability clauses, from herein to thereafter (not to mention notwithstanding)
  • When to use legal definitions and how to write them

Who is the webinar for?

If you have a suspicion that legal content does not have to be full of legalese to be legal, and you want to do something about it, this workshop is for you. Suitable for agencies working with clients, and for in-house teams, the webinar talks through practical steps you can take to bring the legal content on your website up to the standard of the rest of your content.  We assume some understanding of plain English – this is not for complete beginners.

Tagged as:

What you need to know:

  • The webinar is free 👏
  • Join us: Thursday April 2, 4 pm – 5 pm BST
  • All details will be emailed upon registration. Check those pesky spam folders!
  • We’ll send one week, one day and one hour reminders
  • Download GoToWebinar before the webinar so you’re raring to go (it’s free too!)
  • Nothing to prepare. Just get comfy. But you might want a notebook
  • Watch again! A recording and slides will be sent to all attendees the day after the webinar

Register for free

April 2, 2020

4:00 pm

GMT

1 hour

Don't miss new events

Sign up for notifications for all our upcoming webinars

GatherContent uses the information you provide to contact you about our content, products and services. You may unsubscribe from these communications at any time. For more information, check out our Privacy Policy.

Frances Gordon

For the past 20 years, Frances has championed the belief that clear legal content has a central role to play in creating great customer and user experiences. During this time, she has collaborated with digital, marketing, legal and compliance teams to make contractual information more understandable, usable and useful.

Frances is the co-founder of a consultancy and training company called Simplified. The Simplified training course has helped over 8,000 professionals, including many legal practitioners, to create clear content. Simplified has also helped large organisations around the world to meet the plain-language requirements of Treating Customers Fairly regulations and consumer rights laws.

Frances’ career includes tenures as Head of Content Strategy at Siegel & Gale, Senior Content Strategist (VP) at Barclaycard, and Head of Brand and Content at fintech, Oradian.

Upcoming webinars and masterclasses