Plain speaking DJ Freeman launches A-Z of legal terms

City firm DJ Freeman has produced an A-Z of legal language to help “demystify” the profession for clients.

The Language of Litigation follows a series of highly successful books on the language of finance which saw well in excess of 14,000 copies snapped up by clients.

“These books stay on the shelf – they are a useful reference,” said Freemans' director of marketing Linda Phelan.

“To the outsider, the language used by lawyers and the courts can often seem foreign and we are frequently asked by our clients to interpret its meaning.

“Clients really want us to speak their language,” she said.

Freemans, which specialises in property, insurance and media work, has instituted a plain English language policy throughout the firm.

See Tulkinghorn page 14.