Legal English for Lawyers

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Legal Writing Skills

Writing letters, e-mails, reports and other legal documents is a vital part of the day-to-day work of every lawyer, counsel and legal support staff.  This course introduces participants to the forms of language and register needed to write effective legal documents and serves to improve your legal English vocabulary.


What does this course cover?

The course covers the essential writing skills needed by legal professionals working within the international legal community.  Your course tutor will introduce you to legal documents written by practising lawyers and you will be able to analyse the language used within those documents.  This course can be taken on-line, at our office in London or at locations around the world on an intensive basis.


Course Options

Students of this particular language course can cover all or some of these modules at the request of the participants involved.  

  • An introduction to legal writing

  • The writing process

  • Writing e-mails in English and Legal English

  • Legal correspondence one: Lawyer to Client

  • Legal correspondence two: non-contentious matters

  • Legal correspondence three: contentious matters

  • Memos and legal memos

  • Drafting contracts

  • A share sale and purchase agreement

  • Instuctions to Counsel

  • Reports

  • Pleadings


Course Duration

A series of classes in this subject area typically takes 12 hours, but we can be flexible to help you.  


Study with Legal English UK

If you would like to improve your legal English language writing skills, contact us via e-mail, fill out the form on this page or telephone us on 020 3566 0145.  



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