1. Come prepared
Ideally, before a meeting, you will have discussed with your solicitor what you might need to bring. In addition to this, you should have in your mind a clear idea of the things that need to be addressed. For example, if your meeting is to discuss a dispute:
- Prepare a timeline of the relevant facts and email it to your solicitor before the meeting
- Bring with you any documents that might be relevant (such as contracts and emails)
Coming prepared with this information will mean less time after the meeting requesting information, and will avoid delay in progressing your matter.
2. Be available & responsive
Countless calls and emails for instructions result in delay and increased costs. Regularly check your email and be available via phone (or arrange phone calls in advance to avoid phone tag).
Being thorough in your instructions and providing documents when they are requested quickly will mean your solicitor can focus their time on what is important – progressing your matter.
3. Share the load
Organising hundreds of emails into chronological order and placing them into a folder does not necessarily require a lawyer’s set of skills. If you have the time or can delegate the job within your organisation, providing large volumes of material in an organised and logical manner will mean you are not paying someone else to do it for you.
Contact the team at Rouse Lawyers to discuss your legal needs today.