Courses for lawyers / non-native speakers of English

Legal English language and skills course for property and construction 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

Four days recommended, but can be shortened or extended to 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
  • Others who use legal English in their work, such as contract managers, translators and paralegals
What level of general English should you have?

Intermediate to advanced


What does the course cover?

Legal English terminology

  • general terms relating to immovable and movable property, and to rights and exceptions; comparisons between English law and the participants’ law or laws
  • ownership and title; comparisons
  • leases
  • construction: including FIDIC
  • contracts for sale and purchase of land
  • property warranties in M & A agreements

Skills with role play:

  • Listening and reading, discussing articles
  • Advising
  • Negotiating
  • Drafting contract terms (introduction, with a focus on clear writing)
  • Writing legal letters (and possibly due diligence reports), with a focus on clear writing

Relevant grammar in a legal context

Remedial and grammar exercises


Stella Styllis, Alan Simmons

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 (London, Cambridge) 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