About the Video

English Legal System for Legal Interpreters and Translators

This two-part video addresses legal interpreters and translators and covers the following subjects:

Session 1

Sources of English Law: legislation, Common Law, Equity, Case Law. The Rule of Law and the Separation of Powers. Appointment of Judges. The structure of the civil and criminal courts, including the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, High Court (its Divisions and subdivisions), County Courts and Magistrates’ Courts with their respective judges: forms of address and description.

Session 2

Civil and criminal appeals: abolition of the “double jeopardy” rule (the Stephen Lawrence case). Solicitors, barristers and other legal professionals. Issuing civil proceedings and limitation periods: proceedings in court, witnesses and evidence: judgments and orders, hearings and trials: the tribunal system, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution, courts-martial and coroners’ courts.


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David Hutchins


Part 1: 1 hour,

Part 2: 1 hour and 3 min.

The information, materials and opinions (written or oral) included in this webinar recording and accompanying slides are for general information purposes only, are not intended to constitute legal or other professional advice, and should not be relied on or treated as a substitute for specific advice relevant to particular circumstances. Neither David Hutchins nor eCPD Ltd accepts any responsibility for any loss which may arise from reliance on such information or materials. By viewing this webinar you acknowledge that you understand this limitation and accept that no relationship of solicitor and client exists between them and David Hutchins, the speaker.

Who should watch it?

Everyone who is interested in English law and legal translation to and from English. It’s aimed at legal interpreters and translators.

What are the benefits to you?

This video will increase your knowledge of the English legal system.

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  1. Maia Figueroa

    We have collected some of the comments from the webinar viewers from the previous site. Here is one of them!

    This was really useful, kudos to David for a great presentation!