Lawyers are often accused of talking ‘legalese’ and using words which ‘ordinary people’ do not use. Witness the use of the word ‘gift’ as a verb, which now seems to be all pervading. We are encouraged to write clearly, with thought and in a way that non-lawyers understand.

Here is an extract from an advert placed by our regulator in the Gazette in recent weeks. Can anybody tell me what it means?

The SRA is currently recruiting for a Knowledge Manager to implement the SRA Knowledge Management Strategy across the business. The Knowledge Manager will also be responsible for overseeing and championing the development of a collaborative and knowledge-sharing culture across all areas of the organisation, ensuring that Knowledge Management best practices are effectively embedded and maintained.

Answers on a postcard, please.

Daniel Sproull, Sproull Solicitors, Bodmin