Back in March, I posted about a series of legal terminology webinars presented by David Hutchins of Lexacom. Today I’d like to make you aware of his autumn programme of face-to-face courses to be held in London, England. The courses can also be organized for groups elsewhere – recent venues have been Prague, Bologna, Copenhagen and Stockholm, for example.
David’s courses are aimed at bringing knowledge of English common law both to lawyers from civil law jurisdictions, and to legal translators and interpreters.
David’s face-to-face courses are highly motivating and fast-paced, and have been very favorably reported on two occasions by the Institute of Translation & Interpreting (ITI) – to see the articles click here, as well as being recommended for lawyers by the German DeutscheAnwaltAkademie and the Swedish Armed Forces.
In particular, I think that it is extremely refreshing that a solicitor of such experience is interested in working with translators, listening to their comments and generating such rich interaction – building those bridges I keep talking about… 🙂
David Hutchins has been a solicitor since 1967. He was until 1998 the Senior Partner of Hutchins & Co, Solicitors, London, a firm he founded in 1971. He has been responsible for, inter alia, the selection and supervision of trainee solicitors. He is currently a Practising Consultant with the firm.
His legal experience includes conveyancing, wills, probate, landlord and tenant, commercial contracts, employment law, criminal law, family law, professional negligence, personal injury claims and general civil litigation. He has been a frequent Guest Speaker on ‘English for Lawyers’ courses and is also an experienced small-group presenter. He speaks and reads French and has a working knowledge of German, Italian, and Latin. He was formerly a QLTT (Qualified Lawyers’ Transfer Test) Oral Test Assessor for Altior Consulting & Training Ltd on behalf of the SRA (Solicitors Regulation Authority).
Important information for those in France who can pop over to London: Reimbursement of all or part of the course fee from FIF PL may be possible for French residents: an application may need to be made well in advance of the course date but see their website.