For thirty years, Business Language Training has provided specialist English language training for lawyers. Through our work with a number of leading London firms, such as Allen & Overy, CMS Cameron McKenna, Clifford Chance, Dentons and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, as well as the corporate legal departments of many international organisations, we have developed a highly successful Legal English course.

The Course

This is an individually tailored course for practising lawyers with a good level of English but who need to improve their command of spoken and written English for their work. This course will focus on developing a clear, accurate and unambiguous use of English as well as an ability to draft and manipulate English in written form.


Working on a one-to-one basis enables us to concentrate entirely on your specific professional needs. Legal English courses may focus on many different aspects of the law or on one particular area but all will include a carefully structured balance of input:

Situational – interviewing, advising, presenting, negotiating, note-taking, summarising, reporting, drafting

Lexical – with input from practising lawyers, we work on developing general business and legal vocabulary as well as the specific terminology relating to your branch of law or area of specialisation

Topical – your course can be as general or specialised as you need it to be – we cover a range of challenging topics based on legal problems, case studies, contracts, interviews, reports, broadcasts, news summaries

Skills-based – training will focus on developing advanced communication strategies in English – clarifying and seeking clarification, arguing a point, giving opinions, summarising, dealing with conflict and challenging situations, reading for detail and gist, writing (including drafting contracts)

Our Method

Our method of teaching is communicative and highly practical – we aim to improve your fluency in face-to-face communication in the shortest possible time. For further information about our methodology, please go to our method.

Our Trainers

Our legal English training team comprises highly experienced professional English trainers who work with practising lawyers to provide course participants with specialist input. At BLT, we are extremely demanding in our choice of trainers – not only do we require top academic qualifications but we also look for practical commercial experience as well as a dynamic and well-rounded personality. For more information about our language training team, please go to our trainers.

For more information or to discuss your specific requirements in Legal English, please contact us.