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Yeezy does it - Tristan Wark addresses Kanye West's appeal for simple legal language in the latest edition of EG

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Kanye West recently criticised lawyers for not speaking in plain English in a tweet headlined ‘LAWYERS’, West said:

"The first thing that changes about record deals is actually lawyers. We need plain English contracts. A lawyers [sic] role is to IMPROVE deals… not charge for contracts we cannot understand or track. Re-write deals to be understandable from FIRST READ."

Tristan Wark took on Kanye's challenge in his latest feature in property sector bible EG, Tristan covers:

  • Leases – the Clearlet / Model Commercial Lease movement to make leases more understandable – what are the benefits to the parties of this? What are the downsides?
  • Latin phrases used in property law – is using Latin helpful for anyone?
  • Simplifying complex documentation in Real Estate law, such as Overages and Contracts

You can read Tristan's full article on the EG website by clicking here or by contacting Tristan using the details below.

Tristan Wark, Senior Associate, real Estate, Goodman Derrick LLP
M: +44 (0)7736 132 418
E: twark@gdlaw.co.uk


This guide is for general information and interest only and should not be relied upon as providing specific legal advice. If you require any further information about the issues raised in this article please contact the author or call 0207 404 0606 and ask to speak to your usual Goodman Derrick contact.