Ontario law firm sponsors $2,500 Plain English Contest
TORONTO, July 10, 2018 /CNW/ - Canadian business people shouldn't have to waste their time translating "legalese" into English, according to Michael R. Henry, Managing Partner at Ontario-based law firm Houser Henry & Syron LLP (HHS).
HHS is sponsoring a province-wide contest to identify and reward the most succinct, most precise and most easily understood contract in effect in Ontario this year. The winner of the contest will receive a $2,500.00 cash prize and a copy of The Canadian Oxford Dictionary.
"Contracts – indeed all legal documents – should be written in simple, clear, easily-understood language," Mr. Henry said when announcing the contest. "Business people should be able to read and easily understand what a document says and means. That's the principle that guides our entire firm's communication with and for clients."
"Each Party to a contract should always understand exactly what terms the other Parties want. We believe that sponsoring this Plain English Contest will encourage others to follow our lead."
To enter the Plain English Contest, a business contract currently governed by Ontario law must be submitted on or before September 27, 2018. The winner will be announced on October 15, 2018.
Houser Henry & Syron has served multiple generations of mid-sized businesses since 1934. HHS is a progressive law boutique with an entrepreneurial spirit. HHS values collaborative, long-term partnerships, strategic advice and highly engaged teams...not to mention the value of doing business in plain English.
SOURCE Houser Henry & Syron LLP
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