Case study writing
Equality & Human Rights Commission – case study writing
Legal test cases are famously complex. Our task was to write up over 150 cases studies of legal test cases on equality issues that covered key points in everyday language.
The Commission’s new database of legal test cases is aimed at case workers and public audiences, rather than the legal profession.
We had to develop and test a template rigid enough to ensure consistency between the case studies and flexible enough to capture differences and detail while capturing key information and the narrative of each case within 350-500 words.
The range, scope and significance varied tremendously. The task was made more challenging as the anonymity of individuals had to be preserved.
As the test cases were aimed at non-legal audiences, all technical terms had to be explained and the principles of plain English followed.
And, of course, all copy had to conform to the Commission’s editorial style.
Our writing team of three delivered on time and within budget.