Places on the TOLES preparation course are subject to demand and suitability. The course is only available as a fourth week following our Legal English : Young Lawyers course.

The best way to prepare for your examination

This course is designed to prepare candidates for the TOLES (Test of Legal English Skills) examination. TOLES is for lawyers and law students to prove their ability to cope with everyday practical tasks in English when working in commercial law or studying in the law faculty of a UK or US university.  The course is accredited by the Law Society of England and Wales.

The course focuses on examination techniques for the different parts of the exam.

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  • Group size:

Maximum 10


  • Fees:

2014 (Lunch at the school is now included in all course fees)
£530/week + £130 for exam fee and special materials.


Fees include training plus:

  • Daily 3-course lunch (Monday to Friday)
  • Access to LondonSchool Online learning portal
  • All course material and resources
  • Detailed end-of-course report
  • Networking reception every Monday

There will be a supplement of £40 per week on courses running from 30th June - 22nd August.


  • Course level:

Levels 5 - 8 on the school's level scale

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  • Course length:

1 or 2 weeks


  • Hours per week:

24 hours per week (24 x 60 minutes)
09.30 - 16.00 Monday - Friday


  • Participant age:

Minimum age 20
Average age 25



  • Exam results:

Who's it for?

Who's it for?

This course is designed to prepare candidates for the TOLES (Test of Legal English Skills) examination. This qualification is for lawyers and law students to prove their ability to cope with everyday practical tasks in English when working in commercial law or studying in the law faculty of a UK or US university.

Course content

Course content

The TOLES course is intended to cover all of the language areas given below.

  • Knowledge and use of specific legal vocabulary
  • Formal letter writing and communication by email
  • Simplification of complex contract clauses to Plain English
  • Reading complex documentation
  • Features of the English legal system
  • Grammatical accuracy

The key language skills and communication strategies you will focus on for the exam include:

  • Understanding and using specific legal vocabulary relevant in the global commercial market
  • Writing formal letters and communicating by email
  • Simplification of contract clauses
  • Understanding and explaining complex legal documentation
  • Writing and speaking with grammatical accuracy

The benefits

Benefits of doing this course

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • approach the exam more confidently
  • assess your true ability in legal English
  • improve your knowledge of legal English and key concepts in English law
  • improve your writing skills, especially for letters and emails
  • demonstrate your ability to current and future employers by including your grade and certificate as part of your CV
  • keep up to date in your professional development
  • prepare yourself for entry to a law course in a UK or US university, or for an internship

Dates & Fees

2014 Dates & Fees

Course dates

<1 week course>
18th - 22nd August 2014
15th - 19th December 2014

<2 weeks course>
27th January - 7th February 2014
22nd April - 2nd May 2014*
29th September - 10th October 2014 

*Please note the Holland Park Gardens centre is closed on 1-3 January, 18 April, 21 April, 22 - 31 December. The centre is open on all other public holidays.

Course fee and exam fee

2014 (Lunch at the school is now included in all course fees)

  • £530/week
  • exam fee £130
    Exam will always be on the final day of the TOLES course

There will be a supplement of £40 per week on courses running from 30th June - 22nd August.

Exam dates

The examination

The examination takes place in the school on the Friday at the end of the week.

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