Fast, accurate language solutions from experienced legal professionals

thebigword is the language service provider of choice for lawyers, in-house counsel and corporate solicitors. More than 400 legal firms and solicitors already choose us for professional legal translation services. With 30 years’ experience, and an unrivalled network of qualified linguists, we can be trusted to turn around complex legal documents within tight timeframes. The strength of our business lies in a consultancy-based approach, which ensures every client is treated as an individual requiring bespoke language solutions. A deep understanding of the legal sector’s terminology and practices means we are uniquely placed to respond with fast, accurate translations every time.

Our extensive range of services to the legal industry includes:

Company registration documents
Financial agreements
Sworn translations
Apostille / legalisation
Annual reports
Audit reports
Customer correspondence
Disclosure agreements
Stakeholder information
Websites and intranet

Talking your language

We have hand-picked a multilingual team of interpreters and translators with strong legal backgrounds and qualifications, which has allowed us to develop a deep understanding of the relevant legal terminology and requirements needed to address the unique demands of your profession.

Specialist Linguist Selection
Specialist Linguist Selection

Court interpreters

As the UK’s leading legal language specialist, we are the sole provider of court interpreters and translators to the UK Ministry of Justice. Our solid track record has enabled us to provide legal interpreting for cases at Crown Courts, right up to the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom.

International School of Linguistics
International School of Linguistics

Certified legal translations

Our experience in the translation of legal and contractual documentation provides a high quality, specialist translation service trusted by our many prestigious clients.

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Competition / antitrust law

Antitrust/competition matters often require high-volume translation in tight timeframes. As your translation provider, we have the resources, technical expertise and logistical acumen to meet filing deadlines with work of the highest quality. Thanks to our production facilities worldwide, and specialist legal translators working across all time zones, we are perfectly placed to assist global law firms and Fortune 500 corporations.

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Government investigations /regulatory

Our experience spans many thousands of translation assignments, including regulatory proceedings, internal investigations and compliance initiatives, involving tens of thousands of files in dozens of languages. File management efficiency is optimised through our WordSynk TMS Cloud, which provides real-time document tracking.

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We are the translation provider of choice for high-stakes litigation projects. Clients are supported through all stages of the process – from internal review to discovery, and production to trial with:
Certified/sworn legal translations for filing with state and federal courts, foreign governments and local jurisdictions worldwide
Interpreters for hearings, depositions, mediations and negotiations
Expedited service for extremely fast project turnaround, including delivery on holidays and weekends
Expert management for high-volume legal translation projects

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Corporate lawyers (Fortune 500 corporations) rely on us for comprehensive translation solutions for cross-border transactions and corporate governance. Firms renowned for their mergers and acquisitions practices know we can be trusted to handle critical projects. We translate vital information quickly and accurately, allowing transactions to move forward. Our team is available to deliver expert document translation, in hundreds of language combinations, for M&A, capital market transactions, joint ventures and project finance.

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Intellectual property

Our expert patent translation services span a broad spectrum of industry sectors. We also translate trademarks, trademark registrations, scientific opinions, lab reports and dissertations.

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Why thebigword?

Transform your global communications with our world-class expertise, specialist project managers and advanced language technology.

  1. Interpretation, translation and localisation services to help you trade anytime, anywhere
  2. Agile technology at the touch of a button
  3. Timely solutions available 24/7/365
  4. Strong, long-term client partnerships
  5. Delivering the best services every time