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Share your expectations, objectives and future plans. The more information your lawyer has, the better they can help you with your business needs and goals.

Get the most out of your lawyer

Share your expectations, objectives and future plans. The more information your lawyer has, the better they can help you with your business needs and goals.

How many lawyer jokes are there?

Only three. The rest are true stories.

All jokes aside, there are countless horror stories of lawyers being intimidating, rigid and inaccessible. Some see lawyers as a necessary evil, right up there with death and taxes. Others see lawyers as a handbrake on commercial transactions, destroying good business deals.

We’re here to change that perception. Your lawyer should be friendly, flexible, available and there to help you reach your goals. Most importantly, your lawyer should be your most trusted confidant. That’s certainly our philosophy at Lawthentic.

We share our top tips on fostering a strong, long-term relationship and getting the most out of your lawyer.

 Don’t be a stranger

Check in with your lawyer on the regular and keep them in the loop with any new developments. Your lawyer is there for your legal well-being and should know your business intricately. In fact, you should consider your lawyer a part of your management team.

Touch base quarterly to detect problems and manage risk, that way small issues won’t become big problems. As they say: prevention is better than cure.

The sooner, the better…

If a problem arises, get to your lawyer before it snowballs. Sticking your head in the sand won’t make the problem go away, quite often it will only make matters worse. The sooner you engage your lawyer, the quicker and more favourable the resolution.

Same goes when you have a transaction on foot or need documents drafted. Speaking with your lawyer sooner rather than later means you will receive timely advice, which can be paramount to your negotiations.

 Keep communication open

Having an open and honest line of communication is not only key in achieving positive outcomes, it also leads to a more trusting relationship. Answer your lawyer’s calls or emails promptly. Be clear and to the point when communicating with your lawyer. Share your expectations, objectives and future plans. The more information your lawyer has, the better they can help you with your business needs and goals.

Listen to advice

Remember you engage your lawyer for legal expertise, so it’s important to listen to their advice. Your lawyer is there to share their knowledge, insight and experience with you.

Equally, it’s important for you to carefully read the documents your lawyer drafts and let them know if there is anything you don’t understand, that way your lawyer can explain it.

Find the right lawyer

Finding the ‘right one’ when it comes to a lawyer is important for any business. A good lawyer will simplify the complex and won’t lose sight of the end goal of helping your business grow and succeed. If you haven’t read our article on choosing the right lawyer, check it out here.

 At Lawthentic, we’re dedicated to providing legal advice to empower your business. We think it’s important to know our clients’ business. That means getting to know our clients and personalising our services to meet their needs.

If you’re ready for a chat, get in touch we’ll have a coffee, and then get down to business.

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