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Are your lawyers still not writing in plain language?

2021-05-03T10:57:52+02:00By |Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Nearly a decade into having some of the best plain language legislation in the world, why are we not seeing more comprehensible contracts? Why aren't we seeing more of an effort from companies and their lawyers to improve consumers’ access to information? We’ve worked with many different companies – from [...]

What we’re up to: Plain Language Policies

2021-05-03T10:58:39+02:00By |Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Over the last few months we’ve increasingly been working on redrafting all different types of policies for various different clients. From HR policies to information governance policies. It may seem like a tedious job, but we love it because it gives us the opportunity to correct those things that are [...]

Plain language privacy notices: Win your customers' trust

2021-05-03T10:58:09+02:00By |Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , , , , |

Using plain language when you talk about privacy and personal information is key if you want to win your customers' trust. We have written about the POPIA requirement that a business must have a privacy notice* that explains what personal information the business collects and what it does with that [...]

In search of plain language

2021-05-03T10:53:21+02:00By |Categories: Articles|Tags: |

Few of the provisions of the CPA have been more perplexing to attorneys than section 22, which deals with the plain language standard. Perhaps this is because, ironically, the section which explains what plain language is not written in plain language. Perhaps it is just because attorneys are not used to [...]

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