Courses for lawyers/ non-native speakers of English

Legal English language and skills course for employment lawyers

A highly practical course to help you perform key functions of your work effectively in legal English. The course will expand your legal terminology and enhance  your use of it.

Key details

Course length

Three days recommended, but can be shortened or extended for in-house groups.

A day consists of six full hours, a one-hour lunch break and two 15-minute refreshment breaks.

Who will benefit?
  • Lawyers from private practice, industry, government and other organisations
  • HR professionals
What level of general English should you have?

Intermediate to advanced


What does the course cover?

Legal English terminology with comparisons of US and British English:

  • employment contract basics: how a contract is formed, sources of law, express and implied terms, EU directive requirements; comparing EU law, English law and participants’ laws
  • key provisions of employment contracts for junior staff and for management
  • transfer of undertakings on sale of a business
  • discrimination (eg on grounds of gender, race, and age)
  • employee claims and litigation
  • redundancy and dismissal

Skills, with role-play:

  •  advising
  •  writing letters (an introduction to legal letter writing and clear writing)
  •  introduction to clear contract drafting
  •  presenting
  •  negotiating

General discussion including of relevant cases, EU directives and policies.

Relevant grammar in a legal context

Remedial grammar and grammar exercises


Stella Styllis, Alan Simmons, Barbara Judkins

Each of our trainers is an experienced legal professional with qualifications to teach and expertise in delivering legal English training. They all have a keen interest in language and languages.

Dates & fees

Dates and venues

Public courses In the UK and in other cities abroad. Details will be posted here soon of our upcoming public courses.

In the meantime, courses are available as tailored in-house training and one-to-one training. Please contact Stella Styllis to discuss the options and for a quote.

Please contact us to enquire about this course