Technical translations are extremely popular because today it’s no good having a translation conducted by an individual who is not familiar with a certain area. For example one translator may have no medial experience or knowledge, and if they’re trying to do a technical translation they’re likely to not understand all the words, and that can be extremely problematic.
Technical translation can relate to legal, financial, marketing, medical, manufacturing and engineering areas. Technical translations are unique to a specific industry and a correct translation will require a translator with specialist knowledge on your chosen subject.
There’s no doubt that gaining an accurate translation for the legal industry can be more difficult than finding translations for the food industry, because it requires that detailed knowledge and today these translations can be gained from technical translation agencies; the price may be higher but the standard of work will significantly better.