Lawyers - and indeed all professionals - are communicators. They take complex arguments and break them down into ways a client can understand.
That is true whether an M&A specialist advising on a big international deal, an insolvency lawyer acting on the collapse of high street retailer, or a divorce lawyer representing a separating husband or wife.
Yet the way law firms and individual lawyers communicate will leave many people completely baffled.
The first and most obvious trap is to think people actually care about the law and complex legal arguments. In most cases they don't.
What most clients want to know is 'can I do this', 'what happens if I do that', or 'how do i management or get out of this situation'.
These five top tips from Lawyers on Demand are a good starting point for all lawyers and well worth a few minutes.
Communicating like a human being has the potential to make people feel engaged, connected and understood – which is critical in the workplace. In this month’s LOD Monthly, we’ve rounded up our top five tips to help you hone your communication skills. 1. Choose your method of communication wisely Technology keeps us connected – but Forbes suggest that it can also remove the element of humanity from our work. Take the time to build relationships and talk to people in person or over the phone. Your message and tone are less likely to be misconstrued, and you’ll become more than a generic name on an email.