Law is language

The translation of complex legal documents from one language to another requires not only excellent language skills but a thorough understanding of two different legal systems. Translations to or from English, in particular, often require a comparative law analysis of civil law terms as compared with common law terms.

The lawyer-linguists at TransLegal have all practiced law in their home languages and have many years, often decades, of experience translating legal documents. In addition, almost all of our lawyers are in-house staff who have worked together for years, sharing their expertise and resources – something very rare in the translation industry which is often characterised by freelance agencies using ‘lists’ of unaffiliated translators. This close working relationship between our lawyers also helps guarantee confidentiality, as your documents stay in-house instead of being sent to freelancers.

Language expertise witnessed by leading publications

The language expertise of our lawyer-linguists is witnessed by the fact that TransLegal is the author of the world’s two bestselling coursebooks in Legal English, published by Cambridge University Press and used to train tens of thousands of law students and lawyers every year.

TransLegal’s Law Dictionary is a bestseller available on Apple Itunes and soon the Android Play Store.

TransLegal’s Swedish Commercial Legislation, published by Norstedts Juridik for over 20 years, is Sweden’s leading translation of almost 100 commercial statutes and an invaluable tool for commercial practitioners in Sweden.

Our Languages

TransLegal isn’t a translation agency using hundreds of freelancers. Almost all of our lawyer-linguists are full-time, in-house translators and all of them have worked with us for many years. So we don’t translate every language combination. Only the ones we can guarantee. We translate the following languages:

  • Swedish into English
  • German into English
  • English into German
  • French into English
  • English into French
  • Norwegian into English
  • English into Norwegian

Our Publications

TransLegal in print

The world’s bestselling coursebooks in Legal English and Sweden’s most comprehensive translations of legislation

TransLegal online

TransLegal’s Law Dictionary is a bestseller available in the iTunes App Store, the Mac App Store and soon the Google Play Store.

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