“In-house lawyers, managers and paralegals who wish to consolidate their knowledge of legal terminology and who would like to be able to communicate with their international counterparts with more ease and self-confidence.”

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Legal English for international business

5 day intensive course

In today’s increasingly interconnected world the importance of English as a medium of communication for legal professionals cannot be denied. There is a need for actors in the legal field to demonstrate a high degree of linguistic competence.

Deal or no deal?

Contracts are a fact of life in business, but are you able to fully measure the impact of the omission of a comma in the following extract from Maine State Law on activities exempt from overtime pay?

The canning, processing, preserving, freezing, drying, marketing, storing, packing for shipment or distribution of:

(1) Agricultural produce;
(2) Meat and fish products; and
(3) Perishable foods


Are you able to summarise and explain in a plain and concise manner the following clause to a client?

Whereas the Seller shall provide purchaser prior to the closing and promptly after the acceptance of this offer, at Seller’s expense and at Seller’s option an abstract of title to the property brought down to date or an owner’s policy of title insurance in an amount equal to the purchase price, said abstract of policy to show marketable or insurable title to the real estate in the name of Seller subject only to easements and restrictions of record and free and clear of all other liens and encumbrances except as stated.


How would you express your opinion with regard to the following statement made by a celebrity before Congress in 2018: ‘It was my mistake, and I am sorry’.

Are you able to present, argue and defend the legal implications?

Course approach

This unique five-day course will respond to this need by enabling participants to consolidate their legal English competencies through an interactive approach.

During the first couple of days the focus will be on using the language functions most required by legal professionals, understanding and explaining complex legal documentation, substance and procedure, receiving and advising clients and drafting effective letters of advice.

In the second part of the course, participants will put their newly-gained knowledge into practice in a number of role-playing activities and case studies.

Target group

In-house lawyers, managers and paralegals who wish to consolidate their knowledge of legal terminology and who would like to be able to communicate with their international counterparts with more ease and self-confidence.

Course objectives

Assess your legal English level
Acquire legal vocabulary and terminology
Identify written conventions and draft legal correspondence
Communicate more efficiently in both the oral and written modes


It is highly recommended that participants possess English language ability at Levels B1+ or B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Open Registration

Location: The Hague.
When: Februari 24th – Februari 28th (2020)
Time: 9:00 – 17:00
Costs: € 1.350,- exempted from VAT

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