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English for the Law

If you are working in the law, this course will teach you all the fundamentals you need to communicate at work in English. Expand your specialist vocabulary, master your ability to communicate professionally and review essential business language with this course. We will ensure that you know all the most important words for your field, and help you develop your business communication skills.

This course is perfect for new legal hires who need to learn how to communicate in their field. It is also great for anyone in the law who has studied English before and needs a refresher course. If you are not confident enough to move to the advanced level in your general business English studies, try this shorter course and you will gain the confidence you need to progress.

There are 45 units, covering topics in these areas:

  • legal systems;
  • legislation and the courts;
  • civil procedures;
  • criminal justice;
  • legal jobs;
  • structure of law firms;
  • client care;
  • explaining legal concepts;
  • legalese;
  • commercial and corporate law;
  • formation of companies;
  • raising finance;
  • insolvency;
  • mergers and acquisitions;
  • contract law;
  • negligence and liability;
  • licensing and leases;
  • IT law;
  • environmental law;
  • and much more. 

Each unit includes detailed notes and theory, practice exercises and discussion sections.

Note: This book is published in England and so focusses on the English and European legal systems. There are some differences in terminology with the United States, but the basic concepts and majority of the content are applicable to the broader English-speaking world.

Time to complete

Fast: 
30 hours / 60 classes
Relaxed: 
50 hours / 100 classes