Plain Language Awards

Celebrate the stories of our clearest business communicators

Winner: People’s Choice — Best Plain English Communication 2014

Legal Beagle

Sponsor Karen McDonald, Consumer with Claudia King, Leagle Beagle

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Judges’ comment

It helps consumers with answers to questions they might have on common legal problems. The website design is in need of attention (it’s too cluttered and repetitive), but the judges applauded the consistent use of simple language.

Media statement

The Legal Beagle team is thrilled to receive the People’s Choice award for Best Plain English Communication.

Legal Beagle provides easy online legal services to Kiwis in all parts of New Zealand. We are committed to modernising the legal industry in New Zealand and making buying legal services online easy. Our mission is to make the law more accessible, understandable, and affordable for Kiwis.

We want our clients and readers to find the law interesting, as we do. We write all our website content with a positive, friendly tone and don’t use legal jargon. We believe this helps our clients to better understand the law and make well-informed decisions about their legal matters such as buying or selling a house, setting up a family trust, and making a will.

We’re proud and encouraged that this award recognises our efforts to cut through the complexity of the law and deliver easy-to-read information to our clients and readers.

Claudia King
Managing Director

For media coverage, see the following:

10 December 2014: Firm wins People’s Choice award for untangling web of law

2 December 2014: Leagle Beagle scoops best in show