TOLES means ‘Test of Legal English Skills’. The TOLES programme consists of a structured course of legal English training materials supported by three levels of professional exams. The exam levels are progressive steps towards reaching the standard of legal English required by employers such as international commercial law firms, in-house legal teams in private companies and top-class translators. TOLES legal English training materials and exams have been developed following the advice of experienced commercial lawyers. The top requirements of employers are excellent drafting skills, first-class negotiating skills and a strong sense of commercial awareness. As members of the International Division of the Law Society of England and Wales we are in an excellent position to support international legal professionals in achieving these goals.


Level 1 Legal English Exam
  • Suitable for beginner level.
  • Focus on basic grammar and vocabulary.
  • Encourages commercial awareness.


Level 2 Legal English Exam
  • Suitable for intermediate level.
  • Focus on intermediate grammar and vocabulary.
  • A realistic introduction to work.


Level 3 Legal English Exam
  • Suitable for advanced level.
  • Focus on near-native level grammar and vocabulary.
  • The gold standard exam for commercial lawyers.
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