Clarity’s founding was both modest and unusual: it began with the publication of a letter in a UK law journal. John Walton, a local-government solicitor, was curious whether there were any other legal professionals who found the language of law to be archaic and overcomplicated. To find out, he asked the Law Society Gazette to publish a letter inviting solicitors and barristers to form a group called Clarity. No fewer than twenty-eight responded to the call, becoming Clarity’s founding members.