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The Study Legal English Podcast is the world's first legal English podcast. Helping lawyers and law students become fluent in legal English. Legal English is difficult to master and is important for lawyers and law students around the world. If you'd like to improve your legal English, don't worry, by listening to the regular Legal English podcast you can gradually improve. Podcast Pro members can also access further learning resources such as transcripts and quizzes. If you're not a member yet you can sign up for a free trial at www.studylegalenglish.com

The Study Legal English Podcast is the world's first legal English podcast. Helping lawyers and law students become fluent in legal English. Legal English is difficult to master and is important for lawyers and law students around the world. If you'd like to improve your legal English, don't worry, by listening to the regular Legal English podcast you can gradually improve. Podcast Pro members can also access further learning resources such as transcripts and quizzes. If you're not a member yet you can sign up for a free trial at www.studylegalenglish.com
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The Study Legal English Podcast is the world's first legal English podcast. Helping lawyers and law students become fluent in legal English. Legal English is difficult to master and is important for lawyers and law students around the world. If you'd like to improve your legal English, don't worry, by listening to the regular Legal English podcast you can gradually improve. Podcast Pro members can also access further learning resources such as transcripts and quizzes. If you're not a member yet you can sign up for a free trial at www.studylegalenglish.com

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Episodes

26: Interview - Xavier Costa (Vice-President AIJA and Senior Associate at Roca Junyent)

1/15/2018
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An interview with Xavier Costa Vice-President of AIJA (The International Association of Young Lawyers) and Senior Associate at Roca Junyent Law Firm, Barcelona, Spain. We talk about how Xavier became a lawyer, his role as the Vice-President of AIJA and what AIJA is. We find out why Xavier is passionate about AIJA and why so many lawyers join and don't ever want to leave! To find out more about AIJA go to: www.aija.org For more legal English practice head over to:...

Duration: 00:26:55


Prize Announcement

1/9/2018
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The winner of the Study Legal English New Year Prize is Mr Wei Zhao, a Chinese lawyer who specialises in construction law and focuses on the energy and infrastructure sector. Listeners had to send in a photo with a caption to show what legal English means to them. Wei Zhao sent in a photo showing his Chinese license to practise law and a book about becoming a barrister. The photo and caption show that legal English can help you in your current work and in your future goals. So a big...

Duration: 00:04:36


Learn legal English for Free!

1/2/2018
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Hello and welcome to the Study Legal English Podcast. This is a quick announcement about your chance to win Podcast Pro membership for one year. With podcast pro membership you get access to transcripts of all the podcast episodes, vocabulary lists where you can learn legal English terminology, quizzes to test your knowledge, the speak module where you can improve your pronunciation. You can also take courses and earn certificates. Entering the competition is simple, just go to...

Duration: 00:01:37


Competition announcement!

12/22/2017
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This season we’re in the mood to celebrate! And to say thank you to our listeners we’re giving you the chance to win a whole one-year Podcast Pro membership with our ‘New Year Prize 2017’ competition. So that’s right you can win a whole year’s membership for free! To enter the competition, we ask you to share with us a photo of you. The photo should show what learning legal English means to you. For example, this could be a picture of you listening to the Study Legal English Podcast, a...

Duration: 00:03:47


25: Dialogue: Reading an Act of Parliament

12/18/2017
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In today's episode we look at how to read an Act of Parliament using the Criminal Finances Acts 2017 as an example. We learn about: *The different parts of an Act of Parliament such as sections, subsections, paragraphs and subparagraphs * New legal vocabulary This could be helpful for you if you are: * A law student studying a law course in English because you may have to read an Act of Parliament. * A lawyer working for international clients because you may from time to time have to consult...

Duration: 00:15:30


24: Dialogue: Domestic Legislation

11/27/2017
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This episode marks the start of a new Study Legal English Course called ‘English Legal System (Module 2): Sources of Law Course'. This episode is all about domestic legislation. It covers: What is the English Legal System? Who makes the law? What is legislation? What is primary legislation? How is primary legislation made? What is secondary legislation? Custom and conventions. Explanations of key legal English vocabulary and terms. For more legal English practice head over to:...

Duration: 00:15:52


Episode 23: Article - GDPR: how accountancy firms can prepare for enhanced regime

11/20/2017
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In today’s episode I read the article 'GDPR: how accountancy firms can prepare for enhanced regime' about the E.U. General Data Protection Regulation (G.D.P.R.) and the U.K.'s Data Protection Bill. Study Legal English gained permission to use the article in this episode from both The International Law Office (I.L.O.) and the article authors: Rhiannon Webster, Shehana Cameron-Perera and Francesca Muscutt from DAC Beachcroft. The I.L.O. is a great website to stay up-to-date on legal topics...

Duration: 00:32:53


22: Interview - Fulvio Gentili, litigation lawyer (Milan, Italy)

11/13/2017
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In today's episode I interview Fulvio Gentili, a litigation lawyer working in Milan, Italy. We talk about: * The process of becoming a lawyer and judge in Italy; *The Italian civil court system - how it is structured and how to bring a case to court; *The typical day of a litigation lawyer in Italy; *Some problems his clients face and problems with the Italian justice system; *Why Fulvio enjoys being a litigation lawyer and his hopes for the future. You can watch this as a video or listen...

Duration: 00:21:15


21: Interview - Roger Margand (Partner Solicitor, Spire Solicitors LLP)

11/6/2017
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Are you interested in a career as a solicitor or attorney? Do you want to know what a solicitor's typical day involves or what things are important in trainee solicitor applications? Listen to today's episode to find out and improve your legal English vocabulary. In today's episode I interview Roger Margand, partner and solicitor at Spire Solicitors LLP, Norwich, UK. Roger talks about his firm, the training process to become a solicitor and what his work involves. We discuss: * The process...

Duration: 00:19:54


20: Dialogue - The Legal Profession - A Typical Day

10/30/2017
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In today's episode we’ll hear from a range of legal professionals talking about their legal work or studies. The people don’t mention their job title. So, see if you can guess what job they do from their description. Do you think they are a clerk, solicitor, barrister, CILEx legal executive or paralegal? If you're not sure what these jobs are, check out episode 19 first where you can learn about these jobs. This episode features: * Fictional monologues from legal professionals; *...

Duration: 00:19:54


19: Article - The Legal Profession - More Legal Careers

10/23/2017
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Ever wondered what other jobs are available to people who study law? Not sure what a paralegal or a clerk does? Check out today's episode. It's about the Legal Profession focusing specifically on alternative legal careers. The episode covers: * Paralegals; * CILEx Legal Executives; * Clerks; * Legal and chartered secretaries; * Court reporters; * Cost lawyers; * Explanations of key legal English vocabulary. We listen to an extract from articles from www.lawcareers.net a great resource for...

Duration: 00:26:27


18: Article - The Legal Profession - The Solicitor

10/16/2017
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Ever wondered what the difference is between barristers and solicitors? Check out today's episode. It's about the Legal Profession focusing specifically on solicitors. The episode covers: What solicitors do; How solicitors train; Explanations of key legal English vocabulary. We listen to an extract from the article ‘What kind of lawyer do you want to be?’ which was published on chambersstudent.co.uk. Chambers Student is an excellent resource to find out information about studying Law in...

Duration: 00:12:52


17: Article - Legal Profession - The Barrister

10/9/2017
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Today's episode is about the Legal Profession focusing specifically on barristers. This episode is part of the English Legal System (Module 1): Legal Profession Course. (www.studylegalenglish.com/podcast_courses). The episode covers: * What barristers do; * The different types of barristers; * How barristers train; * Explanations of key legal English vocabulary. We listen to an extract from the article ‘What kind of lawyer do you want to be?’ which was published on...

Duration: 00:21:52


16: Article - When working notice just does not work.

10/2/2017
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In today’s episode I will read an article about Employment Law in Canada. Study Legal English gained permission to use the article in this episode from The International Law Office (ILO). The article was written by Jacqueline Gant on September 20 2017 and contributed by Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP to ILO. The original article is published at: http://www.internationallawoffice.com/Newsletters/Employment-Benefits/Canada/Fasken-Martineau-DuMoulin-LLP/When-working-notice-just-does-not-work...

Duration: 00:17:29


15: Interview Glòria Casanova Martínez (Cuatrecasas)

9/25/2017
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Episode 15 of the Study Legal English Podcast. Here I interview Glòria Casanova Martínez, an associate lawyer at Cuatrecasas, Girona, Spain. In this interview we focus on the area of company / corporate law and discuss Glòria’s work in insolvency proceedings including her firm’s role as a receiver in the receivership process. We also talk about why she became a lawyer, the importance of legal English for her firm and lawyer’s education in Spain.

Duration: 00:27:49


Episode 1: Networking - Preparation

9/18/2017
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Today’s episode looks at how to prepare for a legal networking event. It includes: * Tips on how to prepare. * How to reply to an invitation to attend an event. * A fictional dialogue between two native English speaking lawyers discussing the forthcoming Real Estate Law Conference. * Explanations of key vocabulary and expressions.

Duration: 00:20:37


Episode 2: Networking – Icebreakers

9/18/2017
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Today’s episode looks specifically at introductions and icebreakers at a legal networking event. It includes: * How to introduce yourself. * Tips on icebreaker topics. * A fictional dialogue between native English speakers – a lawyer and a property developer at the Real Estate Law Conference. * Explanations of key vocabulary and expressions.

Duration: 00:15:44


Episode 3: Networking – Small Talk 1

9/18/2017
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Today’s episode looks at small talk for a legal networking event. It includes: * Topics of Travel, Homelife, Interests, News * A fictional dialogue between two native English speakers – from a lawyer and a property developer who meet at the Real Estate Law Conference. * Explanations of key vocabulary and expressions.

Duration: 00:23:55


Episode 4: Networking – Small Talk 2

9/18/2017
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Today’s episode looks again at small talk for a legal networking event. It includes: * The topic of Career. * How to answer the question “What do you do?”. * A fictional dialogue between a lawyer and a property developer who met at the Real Estate Law Conference. * Explanations of key vocabulary and expressions.

Duration: 00:20:33


Episode 5: Networking – Business Talk

9/18/2017
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Today’s episode looks again at business talk for a legal networking event. It includes: * How to structure your conversation. * How to ask intelligent questions. * How to spot the needs and problems of the person, representing a company, who you are talking to. * A fictional dialogue between native English speakers – a lawyer and property developer who met at the Real Estate Law Conference. * Explanations of key vocabulary and expressions.

Duration: 00:21:43

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