Is There Anything You Shouldn’t Tell Your Legal Representative?

August 25, 2017 11:00 am

It can be difficult if you are in a stressful situation. This is certainly the case if you are talking to your legal representative. You may find yourself thinking “Should I be telling them this?” In this article, we are going to look at whether or not there is anything that you should not tell your legal representative.

Choose your representative

You shouldn’t say everything before you have chosen your representative. At this point you should be gauging whether or not they will work best for you. Note the kind of language they use and whether they listen to what you have to say as this will help you decide.

Is it relevant?

Once you have decided that the person you are talking to is going to represent you then it is vital you are completely honest with them and give them all the information they need. There are a number of different reasons for this that you need to be aware of.

The first reason is that they can decide whether or not they can represent you. Another is that if they have all the information they can build their case around it without worrying about what might come up later.

What you need to do is supply as much information as you can. It should be relevant to the case and it should allow them to build on it. A good representative should inform if you are going off on a tangent or if what you are saying won’t have any bearing on the case.

Keep it simple

When discussing something the best way to do it is start from the beginning and finish at the end. This may sound obvious but people do have a tendency to focus on one thing and then confuse the chronology of events. If you have to write it out before you contact your representative as this may make it easier to structure and reduce any irrelevance as you only look at the main points you have written out.

Likewise, you don’t have to worry about using any legal phrases unless you know their specific meaning – a representative can handle this and at this point what they need is the information from you.

There is also a practical reason for this because if you are paying for a representative’s time then it literally saves you money if you keep your communication clear.

Be prompt

If a representative asks you for information at a certain time you need to get it to them. Furthermore, let them know if you are going to be away for any period of time and how to be contacted as they may need to contact you regarding important information about your case.

Talk to us

At Larcomes we can offer specialist legal representatives with the resources needed to help you get the best possible representation. If you want to know more or want to discuss your circumstances in more detail please contact us now.


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