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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 35 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.

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Contract Translation

City Legal Translations has been translating all different types of contract for over 35 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.

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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 35 years, understands the importance of confidentiality, accuracy and deadline for your court documentation and matches each job to a subject area expert.

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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.

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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 2019, why risk anyone else?

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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?

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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!

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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.

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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 law specialist translation company.

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Translation for GDPR

The EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force in May 2018.  This meant that all companies in the EU now have to implement new data process to ensure both they and their suppliers are in full compliance. At City Legal we can help make your policy documentation understandable in any language.

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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.

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Other Services

Design Agency Services

City Legal Translations' sister company ICG is an award-winning strategic marketing company providing design, digital, social media and public relations services in any language you require. From brochures, annual reports and prospectuses to marketing collateral and web and social media assets, ICG’s creatives produce quality materials to meet your needs.

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Proofreading

Our proofreading services are very popular with clients as our vast experience means we can offer services in English as well as all other foreign languages. We can proofread and edit translations or original copy and, as you would expect, our services are strictly confidential. With more than 35 years’ experience in the legal and financial sectors, you can be assured of a service you can rely on.

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Subtitling Services

It is vitally important that any subtitling for the legal and financial sectors conveys the correct messages to your clients, so you need a company you can rely on. We offer subtitling in over 100 languages and can competently manage the entire process from providing time coded transcriptions of your filmed footage right through to burning subtitles into your finished output.

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Voiceover Services

City Legal Translations has a network of professional multilingual voiceover artists that we can work with to provide the right tone and message for your projects

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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

Coronavirus Update 17.08.20

Coronavirus Update 17.08.20

Our office is now back open, however limited members of our team are working from the office. This is to ensure that we can continue to maintain safe social distancing measures.

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COVID-19 shutdown sees court cases move to remote platforms

COVID-19 shutdown sees court cases move to remote platforms

The outbreak of COVID-19 has presented a unique challenge to public services in recent weeks, and has led to the closure of the UK Supreme Court as well as courts around the globe presently.

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COVID-19/ Coronavirus- Business As Usual

COVID-19/ Coronavirus- Business As Usual

City Legal Translations will remain open as usual during the Coronavirus/ COVID-19 crisis

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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 it was reported that translation problems began almost immediately.

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