Top 5 Legal Translation Tips

12th Oct 2015

London Law Expo 2015

To coincide with our upcoming presence at the London Law Expo 2015 (please visit us at Stand C23!) at Old Billingsgate, London on Tuesday 13th October 2015 we have put together some useful tips when purchasing translations:

1. Knowing what actually needs translating

Working out which part of your content does and doesn’t need to be translated will help save you time and money.

2. Knowing which languages are needed

Although this seems simple enough, consider whether any particular variations need to be used, e.g. Simplified Chinese for mainland China, Portuguese for Brazil or Portugal, etc.

3. Defining a glossary

Agreeing a list of terms before the translation begins reduces the scope for error, ensuring that the exact meaning of a term is perfectly clear.

4. Choosing a formatting style

When you pass on all the information about the project to us, remember to let us know your preferred formatting style (mirrored translation, bilingual table, etc.).

5. Certification

There are some occasions where certification will be a legal requirement for your document to be recognized in government departments. With that in mind we offer Certifications and/or Notarizations upon request.

“With Pearl Linguistics as our partner, I am confident that we can make the most of any foreign material that comes our way. This not only provides a peace of mind, but is also a considerable advantage over our competitors and tight Court deadlines - we are always one step ahead.”

                       Partner, Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

For a competitive quote for your next translation, please call us on020 7253 7700 or email

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