Legal English Intensive

  • Our super-intensive 1-week legal English course for international lawyers who need to make progress very quickly.
  • A maximum of 8 students per class.
  • Focus is on better accuracy and stronger commercial skills.
Our super-intensive 1-week legal English course for international lawyers who need to make progress very quickly.

  • Course Length: 1 week
  • Location: Girton College, University of Cambridge
  • Maximum Number of Legal English Students: 8
  • Total Classroom Hours: 30
  • Students take the TOLES Advanced exam at the end of the course at no extra charge.
  • You will receive: An attendance certificate, a TOLES certificate, a personal report, a pack of Cambridge Law Studio stationery and a copy of ‘The Vocabulary of Commercial Contracts’ all at no extra charge.

Legal English Intensive Course Outline

The course includes an intensive study of these areas:

  • Commercial legal vocabulary in context
  • The terminology of commercial contracts
  • Best practice in modern contract drafting in 2018
  • Accurate modern letter-writing skills
  • Negotiating skills
  • Forms of business in the UK
  • Company law and its vocabulary
  • Presenting information and legal opinions
  • Comparing styles – legalese and plain English
  • The requirements of leading law firms in 2018

A typical day

Lessons take place at these times Monday to Friday:

9.00 – 10.30 LESSON 1
10.30 – 11.00 morning coffee break
11.00 – 12.30 LESSON 2
12.30 – 13.30 lunch in the College dining room
13.30 – 15.00 LESSON 3
15.00 – 15.15 short afternoon coffee break
15.15 – 16.45 LESSON 4

*We also ask you to complete some self study each evening.

Focus of the Lessons

Legal English lessons focus upon these aspects of English language:

  • Vocabulary crash course
  • Accurate and natural sentence structure in English
  • Modern style and register
  • Comparing the legal English of the UK and the USA
  • Accurate prepositions in English
  • Accurate collocations in English
  • Accurate formation of questions
  • Accurate conditional sentences
  • Understanding modern idiom
  • Correcting old problems


Although this legal English course is not designed as preparation for an exam, we feel that an exam at the end of the course is good motivation for everyone to do their very best. On the last Friday of your course we offer you the two-hour TOLES Advanced examination. ‘TOLES’ means Test of Legal English Skills. You will receive your result about 6-8 weeks after the course. For more information about TOLES click here.

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We are accredited by the ASIC as a premier college in the UK for training in legal English and law.



We are an accredited centre for TOLES.

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Contact Us

Office 216, 23 King Street, Cambridge, CB1 1AH
Tel: +44(0)191 411 1142
Cambridge Law Studio is a legal English school which contracts with Cambridge Colleges for the use of facilities and otherwise has no connection or association with the University of Cambridge or its Colleges.