Legends allow a law firm to distinguish its style from that of other law firms. The preliminary question, of course, is whether or not the agreements should contain subtitles. Subsequently, the presentation can take different forms: as an online clause header in bold or underlined (the most used styles, as illustrated in the example above) or as a numbered and bold title of an unnumered contractual clause: Burton J also commented that it „… „no assumption“ by the title on condition 8.11 even clause 1.3 of the trust deed. The judge referred to two lines of authority. First, in SBJ Stephenson Ltd/Mandy  FSR 286 and Doughty Hanson- Co. Ltd v. Roe  EWHC 222 (Ch), the Tribunal was faced with a clause stating that „the term titles are inserted solely for convenience and have no influence on the construction of the agreement.“ In SBJ Stephenson, Bell J found that the court could look at the title where it could „tell the reader at a glance what it was.“ Similarly, Mr. J to Doughty Hanson found that the clause in question was „descriptive of what is at issue in the provision.“ Telstra`s distributor contract contains clause titles that are framed as questions. Source: Teltra-Vertrags-Redesign-Finalist in Clear Communication Award Sometimes contract readers do not find the information they want, because the contract is a wall of text without a reasonable guide. In some cases, there may be titles, but these may be too general or too jargony – or just not with the reader`s point of view resonating. At first glance, the appearance and feel of the document are repugnant, and the document does not reveal what it is.
Integrating a title clause is a quick fix to hide misconceptions. On the other hand, the omission of the title clause, rather creates time to use coherent and well formulated titles to show the main purpose of each clause, an agreement that is even easier to interpret than an agreement that uses a title clause to document cracks.