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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. 

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.  In 2018 we achieved a 100% Client Satisfaction rate, according to our customer survey.

In 2017, we won two awards at the translation industry's flagship ATC Language Industry Summit Awards and in 2016, we were certified as the "UK's Fastest Growing Language Service Provider" by the same body.

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.

City Legal. For translations as meticulous as you are.

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.  Do you need notarisation? Or something else? 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

Sports Law Translation

The globalization of the sporting industry has seen an upsurge in the requirement for expert sports translators in recent years, particularly in the legal sector.  Find out how City Legal Translations has positioned itself as the UK’s leading sports specialist translation company. Read More

Translation for GDPR

Are you ready for the EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation that comes into force in May this year?  Let City Legal help make your policy documentation understandable in any language. 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

Proofreading

We have vast experience in the world of proofreading, offering our services in English and all foreign languages, as well as proofreading and editing 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

Eulogia comes to Portsmouth

Eulogia comes to Portsmouth

Eulogia is a global alliance of translation agencies with more than 25 years of history. The alliance was formed in 1994 and members are hand-picked with just one member per language allowed to join at any one time.

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We’re proud to be the official Language Services Partner at #soccerexusa in Miami today! What a great venue for a s… https://t.co/JpFAHQzW0h

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We're off to Miami tomorrow for #soccerexusa, continuing our collaboration with our friends at @Soccerex as their O… https://t.co/snJYAFA0Qc

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Translation problems at Court of Arbitration for Sport hearing

Translation problems at Court of Arbitration for Sport hearing

When one of China’s biggest swimming stars went to the Court of Arbitration for Sport for the right to compete at Tokyo 2020 - the summer Olympics - it was reported that translation problems began almost immediately.

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City Legal Managing Director Named ATC Vice Chair

City Legal Managing Director Named ATC Vice Chair

City Legal's Managing Director, Dan Peachey, is named Vice Chair of the Association of Translation Companies, the UK's leading body for companies within the language sector.

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Our MD, @TranslationDan presenting this morning at #ATCSummit2019, the UK language industry summit. The microphone… https://t.co/cdVte2kT7z

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Overjoyed that one of our in-house team has been nominated for the prestigious "Translator of the Year" award at th… https://t.co/M5Hnn0Vxn4

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Meet the team - Adelaide Zappatore

Meet the team - Adelaide Zappatore

We go behind the scenes at City Legal and have a chat with our new Vendor Manager, Adelaide Zappatore

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