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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All of the key information you need to know about this course

  • Group size:

Maximum 10


  • Fees:

2015 (Lunch at the school is now included in all course fees)
£560/week + £140 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 6th July - 28th 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?

Find out if this course is suitable for your needs 

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

The areas that you can expect to cover during a typical course

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

What you can expect to achieve from your 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

When this course takes places and how much it costs


Course dates (2015)

1 week course
26th - 30th January 2015
25th - 29th May 2015
22nd - 26th June 2015
27th - 31st July 2015
31st August - 4th September 2015
23rd - 27th November 2015

2 weeks course
7th - 17th April 2015
12th - 23rd October 2015

*Please note the Holland Park Gardens centre is closed on 1 - 2 January, 3 - 6 April, 21 December 1 January 2016. The centre is open on all other public holidays.

Course fee and exam fee (2015)

2015 (Lunch at the school is now included in all course fees)

  • £560/week
  • exam fee £140
    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 6th July - 28th August.

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