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The Legal English Manual

The Legal English Manual

The handbook for proficiency in legal English

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The Legal English Manual offers professional legal language, legal English terminology and practical examples for your day-to-day business. It assists lawyers, attorneys and legal practitioners in competently making use of their professional expertise in English-language business situations.

The team of authors consists of Legal English coaches who, as linguists, legal experts and practitioners, included a language focus (with examples of business language), a legal focus (professional terminology) and a practical focus (practical examples in business situations) in this book.

This book was written under the direction of Lawbility and in consideration of the federal administration’s terminology database (


Content overview

  • Practical charts featuring common professional terminology and practice-oriented examples of usage across 14 practice areas.

  • Detailed overview, explanations, and tips for drafting contracts in English.

  • Practical examples of legal documents, appropriate expres- sions for practical situations, and customizable templates with explanations, as well as tips for legal writing, including e-mails, client correspondence, and legal memoranda.

  • Checklists for client presentations, consultations, contract negotiations, interviews, and more. 


Information about the book:

  • Publication year: 2017
  • Format: 288 pages, paperback
  • Price: CHF 59.–
  • 2nd edition
  • Language: English
  • ISBN 978-3-7190-3944-8 (Switzerland)
  • ISBN 978-3-406-70828-2 (Germany) 
  • ISBN 978-3-9524737-0-2 (international)


In co-edition with Helbing Lichtenhahn Verlag (Basel), C.H.Beck (Munich) 

and BarWrite® Press (New York).