Legalese* is used a lot and is not what I call clear content or simple communication.
Legalese is usually both longer and more complicated than is necessary to communicate a message. Most people don’t read it in full because it is looks too boring and hard. And it isn’t truly necessary most of the time.
If you have terms or other important information to communicate with clients, by all means get a lawyer to review it for you to ensure you are saying the right things. However, make sure the information is presented clearly.
To help make it clear:
What do you think – do you read content that is obviously legalese? Do you find some of that small print information worth reading, if only presented in a clear way?
I can think of a few instances where a document has not answered a question so I have to skim through a lot of tiny terms to find the information. A shorter legal statement with important details or a well set out page of terms would be much easier to achieve the same goal.
* Legalese is the usually complex way lawyers write information to ensure all angles are covered and liabilities avoided.