English for Lawyers

Lawyers interested in studying at the CAE Professional Centre can learn legal English in individual lessons or combine small-group Professional English classes with legal English on a 50:50 basis. Our experienced teachers work with each client to plan a course that will meet the student’s specific needs. The course is designed to suit the individual and the student is involved at all stages in making sure that we provide the language and skills required. We are able to provide general training in contract and commercial law, client skills such as writing, meeting and negotiating with clients, and specialist training in areas such as financial and tax law, property law, criminal law, human rights law, employment law, family law, EU law and international law.

The language of Commercial Law

Typical Topic Areas:

  • The legal status of companies
  • Setting up companies
  • Articles/Memoranda of Association
  • Company activities as legal entities
  • Powers and duties of directors
  • Balance sheets
  • Company case studies and litigation (leading civil court cases)
  • Stocks and shares
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Insolvency/liquidation

The language of Contracts and Agreement

Typical Topic Areas:

  • Necessary features of contracts
  • Contract types
  • Drafting
  • Use of boiler plate clauses
  • Implied/explicit clauses
  • Damages or remedies for breach
  • Case studies
  • Linguisitic manipulation of real examples
  • Letters before action
  • Direct language and skills work on appropriate vocabulary, grammar, writing, newspaper and article activities

Other Aspects of Civil Law and Associated Language

Typical Topic Areas:

  • European Law
  • Employment Law
  • The Law of Tort
  • Land and Property Law
  • Maritime Law
  • European Union Law
  • Further aspects of litigation (e.g. advocacy, procedure)
  • Equity
  • International Law
  • The Law of Trusts
  • Law related to Banking and other financial areas
  • Formal letter writing
  • The language of Criminal Law (very occasionally)
  • The English Legal System in general