K International supplies legal translation services to lawyers, solicitors, courts and the UK Government.
We use an established team of legal translators to translate your text into over 100 languages.
We are ISO accredited, security cleared (CRB, CTC and ISO 27001) and offer a quick turnaround service.
To get a quote for legal translation click here > legal translation quote.
We can help you with the:
- translation of legal documents
- translation of patents
- provision of court interpreters
- interpreting over the telephone
- translation of court judgments
- translation and transcription of correspondence
- translation of evidence
- translation of wills, marriage & birth certificates
- and any other legal document
All projects are treated in the strictest of confidence. We provide witness statements, exhibit labels and certified documents.
We are the approved supplier to the UK Government, providing a trusted legal translation service to:
- British Army
- HM Revenue and Customs
- Ministry of Justice
- HM Prison Service, and
- Police Forces all over the country
Legal Translation Experience
Below is a selection of some of the legal projects we have worked on recently:
Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC)
Daily translation of documentation from and into English. When setting up this service we worked with the various departments within HMRC to build a terminology database and reference material. This was discussed with and issued to every HMRC translator to ensure consistency throughout all Government legal translations. Reference material is continually being updated in-line with new legislation and clauses.
Serious Fraud Office
Translation of investigation papers including banking records, trading papers and legal proceedings. Procured under the terms and conditions of 05/GEN/25 (the pan-Government agreement for translation), we supply this service to the Serious Fraud Office in many languages including French, German, Chinese, Spanish and Arabic.
Crown Prosecution Service
The Crown Prosecution Service works with criminal cases in England and Wales. They require translations of confidential documents regarding court cases. Witness statements and case histories are often required in other languages to ensure that all parties involved in the prosecution are aware of what has been recorded and what will happen next. The stories from each part in the case are translated with notes from the police officers and court officials. We have also translated evidence such as letters and phone records as well as arrest warrants from other countries.
Process of Legal Translation
Our process will produce translations that are equal in legal effect to the original articles. Our translators understand and interpret not only the meaning of the words but the legal effect of the article when translated into the target language.
In most cases a very literal translation is suitable for legal texts, in contrast with a piece of creative translation where the style and presentation are the most important factors. Our legal translation service will produce texts that are clear and unambiguous. We will not offer clarification of vague or unclear points and produce a complete translation of what is presented to us without prejudice or opinion.
When there are perceived multiple meanings of the source text we will present footnotes in the document or additional explanations to describe the exact variations in the meanings that the translation may produce.
To accompany the text we are able to provide the following (on request), a certificate of accuracy (signed by a senior member of our company stating the procedure followed to produce the translation), a witness statement (signed by the translator to say that the translated text is a ‘true and accurate representation of the original), property/exhibit labels (to identify our translation in court) and attendance in court (sometimes our translators are requested to attend court to defend their translation).
Contact us for Legal Translation
We understand that translating legal documents can be a complicated process. Don't worry we're here to help. Talk to one of the team today using the contact information below and we'll be able to give you options to guide you through the process.
>> Call us on 01908 557900 (+44 1908 557900 from outside the UK),
>> or complete our translation quote form.
We look forward to talking to you soon.