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Legal Translation and What Every Good Law Firm Should Know


Welcome to City Legal Translations

For over 30 years City Legal Translations has been the byword for quality in the legal and financial sectors. In 2016, we were certified as the "UK's Fastest Growing Language Service Provider" by the Association of Translation Companies and achieved a 100% Client Satisfaction rate, according to our customer survey.

We've provided our legal and financial translation and interpreting service to 19 of the UK's top 20 law firms and seven of the top ten globally!  Of our top 10 clients, nine have a history of working with us for at least five years, testament to the high esteem we are held in throughout the industry. We work very closely with our clients to provide a professional, bespoke service based on quality, price and confidentiality and we are the benchmark for accuracy, precision and value for money.


We can offer a full range of legal language services, including all types of certified, legalised, notarised and sworn translations, provision of interpreters for client or witness meetings and court appearances, proofreading, transcription and DTP and typesetting.  As experts in legal translation for over 30 years, we understand the nature of the legal industry and work together with our clients to provide bespoke language solutions.

As financial translation experts, we partner with global banks, fund managers and accountancy firms.  Our translators work on the full range of financial documentation- from annual reports to fund prospectuses and balance sheets to KIIDs.

In addition to our ISO 9001:2008 accreditation, we are full members of the Association of Translation Companies and the Institute of Translation and Interpreting and stand as the UK member of Eulogia, the European Alliance of Translation Agencies. At City Legal Translations, you can be assured of a quality, expert legal and financial translation service that you can trust, time and again.

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Translation Services

Certificate Translation

With over 30 years' experience, City Legal Translations can provide full legalised translations of your certificates or official documentation, leaving you safe in the knowledge that experts will be handling your translation requirements. Read More

Contract Translation

City Legal Translations has been translating all different types of contract for over 30 years and, unlike some agencies, matches experts in each specific field to your translation requirement, meaning you can be sure of a service unparalleled in its quality. Read More

Court Document Translation

The clear and precise translation of court documentation and evidence is vital to any case and City Legal Translations, an expert in the field for over 30 years, understands the importance of confidentiality, accuracy and deadline for your court documentation and matches each job to a subject area expert. Read More

Legal Document Translation

City Legal Translations can provide translations of legal documentation quickly, efficiently, accurately and with complete confidentiality.  With a 100% Customer Satisfaction Rate recorded in 2016, why risk anyone else? Read More

Legalised, Sworn and Certified Translations

Legalisation or certification of a translation can be one of the most confusing parts of the legal translation process.  So what are the different types of legalisation and how can City Legal Translations help? Read More

Marriage Translation Service

Getting married abroad? Weddings are stressful enough in your own language, let alone dealing with matters in another!  Let us take one problem off your hands and help! Read More

Patent Translation

At City Legal Translations we understand the technicalities and complexities of IP and patent related documentation.  Our sister company Intonation Ltd. translates technical patent documentation for the leaders in the IP industry,  whereas here at City Legal Translations we concentrate on the legal side of IP and patent related matters. Read More

Will Translation

The translation of personal documentation, such as a last will and testament, requires a professional expert who is able to translate the nuances and particulars of such an intricate matter.  City Legal Translations has the right linguists available to help. Read More

Other Services

Design Agency Services

City Legal Translations' sister company ICG provides clients with a complete design and web service.  We partner with ICG to provide the legal and financial industries with brochures, reports, prospectuses, annual reports and other marketing collateral, in any language you require! Read More


City Legal Translations has vast experience in the world of proofreading.  We are able to offer proofreading services in English and all foreign languages and can proofread and edit translations or original copy.  Our services are strictly confidential and, with over 30 years as experts in the legal and financial industries, you can be assured of a service you can rely on. Read More

Subtitling Services

Subtitling for the legal and financial world can be important to ensure the correct message is conveyed to your clients. We offer subtitling in over 100 languages and are happy to handle the whole process- from providing time coded transcriptions of your filmed footage right through to burning subtitles into your finished output. Read More

Voiceover Services

City Legal Translations provides voiceovers in over 80 languages and can match individual voices to your requirement. Read More

Our Experience

An award winning project manager. A biker. A trained forensic scientist.
A former cage dancer. A pro- gamer. A 70s disco DJ.

Latest News

More Success for City Legal at Solent Business Awards

More Success for City Legal at Solent Business Awards

City Legal Translations picks up an award in the "Dynamic Growth" category at the 2017 Solent Business Awards, hosted by TV personality Gyles Brandreth at the Hilton Ageas Bowl.


We’re at @portsmouthuni talking to the next generation about translation at their Careers in Languages Fair. #xl8… https://t.co/sZz9HqrUTk


RT @TranslationDan: Love the adverts that @British_Airways has as you come into #Gatwick - putting examples of translation in every day lif…

City Legal Winners at Language Industry Awards

City Legal Winners at Language Industry Awards

City Legal and its sister company Intonation were big winners at this year's Association of Translation Companies awards, picking up trophies in the "Project Manager" and "Project Management Team" of the year awards.

City Legal at London Law Expo

City Legal at London Law Expo

Did you know City Legal will be at London Law Expo on 10th October?  Why not come say hello to us on Stand B22?  We have some great information on the legal translation process, a whole load of chocolate and the chance to win an Apple watch.


Did you know we have an in-house Scandinavian team? Including the newest recruit, @AnnieTranslator - https://t.co/TrhhWv32ly


Not a bad evening’s work at #SolentBA - thanks @PitmansLawyers ! https://t.co/2O5Z5y4sYh

What Every Good Law Firm Should Know About Translation

What Every Good Law Firm Should Know About Translation

Our Commercial Director, Dan Peachey, took some time out to chat with our friends at www.thecashroom.co.uk about translating for the legal industry.  


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