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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

Financial Translations

City Legal Translations' experience in providing translation services to the financial industry is second to none, offering a customised, bespoke approach to clients as diverse as global banks, fund management companies, accountants and insurance companies. 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

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

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Latest News

Speaking and Exhibiting at Legalex

Speaking and Exhibiting at Legalex

City Legal Translations will be speaking and exhibiting at Legalex at the ExCel in London on 28th/29th March 2017. 


We’ve had a brilliant time at @LegalexShow. Great to meet so many people! Find out more about City Legal here:… https://t.co/4QGnYRVGtN


Find out how City Legal Translations achieved 100% client satisfaction at stand L526 at @LegalexShow! #Legalex17… https://t.co/wjl6kAfLSJ

The results are in!

The results are in!

It's usually us who come up with the words. But around this time of year our customers do the talking as they respond to our annual Customer Review. And we're pleased to announce that once again the feedback is positive.

Enhance your business etiquette to boost international business

Enhance your business etiquette to boost international business

When you work in international markets, language skills and professional translation will stand your business in good stead both in terms of how it's perceived and helping to build a competitive advantage over your competitors.


Did you know City Legal Translations has been around for a while? An impressive 30 years to be exact! Find out more… https://t.co/rrrHKGcjnI


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The results are in...

The results are in...

The biggest players, areas of growth and changing business models are all in the spotlight in the recently published report on the UK language industry by the Association of Translation Companies (ATC).


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