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Legal translations produced by certified translators and legal translators ISO 17100

ISO 17100 certified legal translation agency. We produce high quality legal translation between language pairs encompassing 30 languages  - legal translations with quality assured.

Legal translation includes legal texts from all the main areas of law, such as constitutional law, administrative law, civil law, commercial law, tax law, and criminal law. Legal translation has strict requirements for both language and style. The translator must render both the right style and precision in the wording and text structure and to ensure a quality translation they must also possess specific legal knowledge as well as proficiency in legal language.

Many of our legal translators are themselves, attorneys , lawyers or other legal practitioners

The Native Translator offers all types of legal translation requiring linguistic and terminology expertise. All of our legal translators are carefully chosen and tested to ensure that even very complex legal information is rendered correctly. A translator who has not had any legal training can often produce a linguistically persuasive text, yet it will often be materially incorrect, inaccurate, and/or misleading. It is therefore important for a precise result that the translator has in-depth knowledge of the legal system of the country in which the target language is used, and has an excellent command of the legal terminology. All our translators are therefore certified translators or legal practitioners who also possess a language degree or considerable translation experience specializing in law.

The Native Translator meets strict legal requirements

For legal and official purposes, a number of countries require the translator to swear that the translation is the legal equivalent of the source text, either by signing and stamping the document or, as in Italy, by confirming this before a judge. This can involve substantiating material and other official documents. In most cases, only translators who have been certified are permitted to carry out such translations.

Vastly different rules among countries regarding legal authenticity

A translator who specializes in legal translation or is an attorney in their country does not necessarily have to be a certified translator. Instead, they may take a specific examination. The rules for translating into legally equivalent texts differ greatly from country to country. Translators wishing to become certified must pass rigorous tests to prove that they have the necessary language skills. Note that not only are the language skills tested, but also that the translator has in-depth subject knowledge within law and finance. You can find out more under Certified translation.

 We can help you translate, for example:

  • intellectual property and patents
  • contracts and agreements
  • correspondence
  • financial statements and annual accounts
  • legal marketing texts
  • expert reports
  • investigations
  • legal and technical documents for property transactions
  • legislative texts, statutes, litigation documents
  • registration documents
  • evidence and court rulings
  • licences
  • arbitration procedures

The mother-tongue principle is a quality requirement

The mother-tongue principle is one of the cornerstones and a quality requirement when it comes to legal translation. The principle states that a translator must only translate into their native language. A native English speaker translates into English, a native Spanish speaker translates into Spanish, and so on. To be considered a native speaker, the translator must have grown up in and completed their education in a country where the language is the official language.

Quality-assured translation in accordance with ISO 17100

We have held quality certification since 2011, and as of 2015 in accordance with the new ISO standard, ISO 17100. Being ISO certified means that we have invested funding and effort into documenting and verifying all our processes, from the requirements placed on translators and their recruitment to ensuring the quality of every translation that we produce. For example, we only use professional, full-time graduate translators who specialise in law. All translations are proofread by a second translator with the same qualifications as the first translator. Compliance with the established criteria for the certification is regularly inspected by the international body that certified us. As a certified legal translation agency, we also provide quality assurance with the translations we produce.


We treat all information that we receive concerning a job in strict confidence. All our personnel - project managers, translators, and office staff - are bound by a strict code of professional confidentiality.

What does a translation cost?

Upload your document directly using our translation portal and, in less than a minute, you will receive a direct reply with a price and expected delivery date for a legal translation. You can order the translation and pay by credit card directly online. We accept: Amex, Diners, Mastercard, Visa, PayPal and ApplePay.

Do you have any questions? Or maybe you’d like some more information?

You can contact us 24/7 at email and  well make every effort to give you an answer within 30 minutes.

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