English for Solicitors and Legal Professionals

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Legal English

Like many other professions, solicitors, lawyers and other legal professionals have their own terminology. Speaking English at work requires a thorough understanding and knowledge of the special English vocabulary and legal terminology used in the legal profession. At Nations our role as English language training and communication experts is to help you communicate your legal expertise and knowledge confidently and in appropriate English. Since the heart of the Nations Total English for Business programme is one-to-one training, it is always tailored to suit your individual learning needs. In addition, our trainers can integrate special English vocabulary and legal terminology that specifically address your demand for (international) legal English, thus meeting all your needs to improve your English at work. We encourage you to bring your job-specific materials with you, so we can build a legal English course for you. These materials will be integrated into your individual classes with complete confidentiality.

Legal English – possible areas for special English learning:

  • Judicial systems
  • Employment legislation
  • Commercial law
  • Negotiable instruments
  • Civil law
  • Contracts
  • Issues of European law
  • Constitution and constitutional rights
  • Criminal law
  • Intellectual property
  • Competition law
  • Courtroom vocabulary
  • A legal practice

One-to-one training is balanced with focus on the following, according to specific needs of

Core language skills such as:

  • structures, word order
  • enhanced listening
  • using basic and complex tenses
  • overview of grammar points
  • accuracy work
  • fixed phrases
  • idiomatic language and colloquialism
  • pronunciation
  • intonation
  • precise writing skills
  • word families

Core communication skills such as:

  • meetings
  • conference calls
  • presentations
  • planning
  • reviewing
  • negotiating
  • managing people and teams
  • socialising and relationship building
  • e-mailing
  • writing reports
  • talking about your job and company
To find out more, contact us