Excellent! I had a great, truly beneficial experience. I recommend Legal English courses even to native speakers! I've learnt here how to write better, more persuasive, using "tips & tricks" that no other school would teach! Thank you Mr. Brady.
- Ranete Ana Maria, lawyer in Bucharest, Romania
Let me begin by thanking you for the Contract Drafting course. It was extremely clear and useful, especially for a "civil law" user, given that our remedies are slightly different. What I appreciated the most were the lectures re representations, warranties, indemnities.
I have already recommended my colleagues to also join this course.
- Alessandro Chiarenza, Malta. Jan 2018
I must say that I had a wonderful time at the training and I learnt a lot. Lawyers in Anglo-Saxon countries say that the English language is a tool of their trade,yet so many don't use it effectively. The training equipped me with the necessary skills to use English legal writing to communicate more effectively.
- Denis Nono, Supervisor legal affairs, Uganda Tax Authority
Courses – Legal English Online with British barristers
Company and Corporate Law
Contract and Legal Document Drafting Course
A 15-unit, interactive, online course, teaching the essential skills of drafting clear contracts, including the key elements of English contract law and terminology. The course includes basic contracts, non-competition and confidentiality agreements, assignments and third party rights, guarantees, indemnities, warranties, conditions and other contract terms. Rights, remedies and enforceability are all covered in online lessons. The course exercises which make up most of the home tasks help participants learn the vocabulary and phrases through context, testing and reinforcement. The production of written material by the students is emphasised to test and expand their legal drafting ability. All the Instructors are either practicing British lawyers, working in the area of Commercial and Contract Law or experienced teachers of Law and Legal English.
Cambridge University Legal English Certificate (ILEC) - Online a
The course teaches legal English vocabulary and basic Commercial Law and also develops the professional skills the participants will need to work as a lawyer in a professional law office.
The Summer Schools are held at various times during the year, in the UK, Ireland, Turkey and Dubai. There are between 35 - 60 hours of lessons spread over either 1 or 2 weeks, terminating on the day before the ILEC Exam. We can assist with accomodation for visitors to the UK and Ireland. The trainers are all qualified UK lawyers who also hold teaching qualifications.
Intellectual Property English
The course covers the wide range of technical and legal words and phrases used in this area of law equipping the students to work in this rapidly developing field of Law.
The course contains units covering the essential law which every international IP Lawyer should know in order to work effectively in this sphere. This includes the law of patents, copyright, e-commerce, domain names, design law, the international implications of the law as well as practical skills such as drafting IP agreements, IP due diligence and the rapidly evolving Internet related law. All the teachers and trainers are either qualified British Barristers or Solicitors, in private practice with experience of IP Law and, as such, they understand the questions and tasks that clients are likely to ask lawyers to assist with.
The course requires 16 hours of lesson time plus another 8 – 10 hours of private study time, using inter-active study exercises submitted through the Internet and e mail, over the period of the course As an extra aid to the students, an additional package of one-2-one private training is available for an extra fee. This private training is conducted by a video-conference discussions of 15 minutes each week, scheduled at times suitable for the student with a qualified lawyer. These sessions are to emphasise the correct use of the vocabulary, practice pronunciation and speaking and to answer technical legal questions as well as setting additional legal drafting exercises.
Legal English Course
No matter how much law you know, or how effectively you practice law, others will judge you by your ability to practice law using the English language. It's not fair and it's not logical, but it's true. Lawyers and clients will view your professional ability from your ability to write and speak professional legal English - The language of the lawyers that is a world away from ordinary conversational English. This course will help you overcome this probelm and expand yur knowledge of Contract, Commercial and Company Law at the same time.
The Legal English course is a 15-hour course divided into 15 one-hour lessons, designed to improve the legal vocabulary, legal knowledge and essential skills of written and spoken communication with clients and courts. The course will equip you with the skills and confidence to practice internationally using the English and to network confidently in a wide range of business and social situations.
The course uses the topics of Company Law, Contract Law, Banking and Finance Law, Intellectual Property Law and the Law of Debts and Secured transactions as the topics for each lesson. This enables us to cover the legal ideas and vocabulary of each area of law step-by-step, one topic at a time.
The course is designed for lawyers and law students wishing to grow and polish their legal English skills to allow them to understand and explain legal ideas and concepts in written texts, and meetings for the courtroom, the office, and networking opportunities.
At the end of the Legal English course participants will be able to:
• communicate legal concepts and information confidently and easilly
• use legal vocabulary more accurately, concisely and effectively
• write precise legal texts
• participate easilly in meetings, telephone calls, conferences, and negotiations
• Use legal English in conversations and speeches confident in their ability and knowledge