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.