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Feeling the need to develop and excel in, legal English?

Your path to excellence in English for Law

  • Are you considering an entry into international communication in law, with your partners, with a prospective employer, in international projects? Do you feel your legal English skills should be improved to be considered a worthy candidate in such cooperation? Are you considering an LLM?
  • Do you wish to contact international translation companies to get translation jobs in law? Do you want to refresh, improve and expand your legal English skills in a fast an efficient manner?
  • Do you wish to get prepared in a number of practice areas in law within a short period of time, covering all terms in these practice areas before actually starting the next interpretation job?
  • Do you need new imput and resource materials in your lecturing career in your university, college or private translation course?
  • In your university translation course, do you wish to develop your legal English expertise in a fast, efficient and systematic manner?

Do you wish to learn from an internationally unique book on English for law acknowledged as being a "masterly work" by an Oxford Law Professor that describes legal English in a comprehensive clear, easy-to-understand and very user friendly manner?
Search no more.

Here is a book suitable for professionals with a very good command of general English and with substandard legal English to systematically start learning, to expand and to develop your English for Law.

The book is also suitable for professionals with a very good command of general English and with very good legal English to refresh, to expand and to excel in, English for Law.


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The book in numbers

  • 50 chapters (see below) and 1000+ pages;
  • 1550 terms explained in legal context;
  • Terminology of 7 practice areas described;
  • Fifteen years of experience in translating texts in law;
  • Four years devoted to writing the book;
  • One year devoted to having the book proofread by international experts;
  • One U.S. expert with a Yale law degree recommending and giving a final proofreading to the book;
  • A total of three experts (with degrees from Yale, Harvard and Cambridge University respectively) involved in proofreading the book;
  • One Oxford Law Professor recommending the book.

Internationally acknowledged

In this astonishing work of reference and instruction, Szabó László has produced an account of the rules, principles, usages and understandings of legal English which has no equivalent, certainly in England, and in all probability anywhere else in the world.

Adrian Briggs

Professor of International Private Law (Oxford University, UK)

Nonnative English speakers who regularly grapple with legal text will find themselves turning to A Practical Guide to English for Law often. Owing to its ample scope and exceptional specificity, the situations in which it can be called upon are almost innumerable.

Janile Hill

Instructor (DePaul University, Chicago, USA)


I am deeply impressed by the usefulness of this book, I will definitely use it in teaching legal professionals attending our legal translator training courses at the university.

Balogh Dorka

Instructor in English for Law (Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Faculty of Law and Political Sciences, Budapest)



A brief overview of the book

- Part one -

The book covers grammar in legal texts in the following chapters:

  • The sentence (24 pages)
  • The noun phrase (15 pages)
  • The verb phrase (8 pages)
  • Cause and reason (16 pages)
  • Condition (18 pages)
  • Consequence and result (16 pages)
  • Exception (17 pages)
  • Likelihood, probability & possibility (27 pages)
  • Manner (6 pages)
  • Purpose and objective (21 pages)
  • Negation (7 pages)
  • Referencing (14 pages)
- Part two -

The book covers general concepts in legal texts in the following chapters:

  • Action and nonaction (15 pages)
  • Declaring and stating (12 pages)
  • Delegating tasks (11 pages)
  • Informing and notification (14 pages)
  • Intentional and unintentional action (8 pages)
  • Intention, will and aiming (9 pages)
  • Meaning and interpretation (14 pages)
  • Ordering and instructing (6 pages)
  • Permitting and approving (18 pages)
  • Preventing and impediment (18 pages)
  • Prohibition, restriction and injunction (47 pages)
  • Promoting and facilitating (10 pages)
  • Sums, payment and money (24 pages)
  • Time (38 pages)
- Part three -

The book covers general legal concepts in the following chapters:

  • Agreeing and agreement (15 pages)
  • Amending and modification (9 pages)
  • Assigning and transferring (10 pages)
  • Compliance and noncompliance (29 pages)
  • Confidentiality and secrecy (8 pages)
  • Effect, force and applicability (42 pages)
  • Grounds (10 pages)
  • Guaranteeing and warranties (11 pages)
  • Indemnification and compensation (7 pages)
  • Lawful and unlawful action (10 pages)
  • Obligations and duties (27 pages)
  • Ranking (18 pages)
  • Remedying and redress (19 pages)
  • Responsibility and liability (19 pages)
  • Rights (21 pages)
  • Sanctioning and punishment (17 pages)
  • Substituting and representation (8 pages)
- Part four -

The book covers the following practice areas of law:

  • Law of civil procedure (106 pages)
  • Law of companies (26 pages)
  • Law of contracts (17 pages)
  • Law of inheritance (25 pages)
  • Law of intellectual property (44 pages)
  • Law of property (76 pages)
  • Law of torts (23 pages)

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