Legal translation of statutes & regulations

The legal systems in the German-speaking area distinguish between several types of legal norm. In the so-called national hierarchy of norms, the “formal laws” rank behind the constitution. Regulations (as well as provisions of administrative law) are subordinate to those formal laws.

I translate the following legal texts into English:

  • Laws
  • Regulations
  • Provisions of administrative law

I can:

  • Translate entire laws or regulations or selected parts of them into English
  • Proofread and edit translations done by third parties
  • One round of corrections free of charge

How I work:

  • You tell me which legal text (or which part of a legal text) you need translated
  • Don’t forget to specify which version of the law/regulation I should translate! If you do not state anything to the contrary, I will translate the version valid on the day when you accept my offer (according to the relevant databanks for your country, e.g. RIS in Austria)
  • I send you a non-binding quote as well as any questions on the source text
  • I deliver the translation by the agreed deadline; if any questions arise during the translation process, I will contact you promptly for clarification.
  • Every word of laws and regulations has to “stick”. In order to ensure your full satisfaction, I am available for questions and discussion as part of a round of corrections.

Why you should choose an expert legal translator

A lawyer spends his professional life absorbing legal principles and mastering their application in practice. This means that they don’t just understand the words of a legal text, but also the legal foundations on which they are based. They know why the legislator used a certain word or phrase and – just as important – why it left others out.

In other words: a lawyer looks at legal texts in a whole different way to someone who never worked in the field. Reading and interpreting laws in the right way is crucial in order to achieve an accurate translation.

Do you have any questions? Would you like a non-binding offer for a translation?

Just fill out the below form and I will contact you within 24 hours (on weekdays). Please note: if your enquiry involves sensitive data (e.g. health data, information that reveals the ethnic/racial origins, political/religious beliefs or the sexual orientation of a person), please contact me by telephone.