Tips for working with a lawyer

Working well with a lawyer over the course of your matter relies on trust, good communication and collaboration to get the outcome you are looking for.

Make sure you keep your lawyer immediately updated of any changes to your contact details. Respond to communication from your lawyer promptly so they know what you want to do next. Remember emails are often the best way to get in touch with your lawyer.

If you need anything to make sure you can fully participate in your appointments and court or mediation processes, let your lawyer know. This might include an interpreter or other accessibility measures.

If you don’t understand the advice you are being given let your lawyer know and ask them to explain it again or in another way.

You can also bring a support person to appointments.