The Author

For over 22 years I have been teaching English to business professionals. For over 16 years I have been designing and conducting legal English courses for law students, trainees, advocates, legal advisers and judges.

Since 2004 I have prepared candidates for the international exam offered by Global Legal English Ltd. at all levels: TOLES Foundation, TOLES Higher and TOLES Advanced. In 2008 I set up my own training centre in Poznań (Poland) which became the Authorised Examination Centre for the TOLES series.

While preparing my students for the exams
I have always stressed that
legal collocations are the key to success.

Common legal dictionaries typically present a legal word in isolation, it may not be enough to use it correctly.

The common questions asked:

  • Is a phrase really frequent in this area of law?
  • Is it formal enough?
  • Is it British or American English?
  • Which adjective or verb or noun can go with it?
  • How to use it in a sentence?
  • Which preposition does it take, if any?

The main purpose behind “Boost your Legal English” is to collect legal phrases in such a way as to provide exam candidates, for the TOLES series or any other, with a handy and easy to use reference and study material.

Enjoy your revision

Agnieszka A. Chojecka