Sworn and Legal Translation Corner

Section dedicated to all things sworn and legal translation: answers to commonly-asked questions, legal concepts and terminology comparisons, first-hand information about working as a translator, and more.

Q&A

Clear answers to sworn and legal translation FAQs

Will you just stamp my translation?

Will you just stamp my translation?

Every now and then a prospective client asks whether I would ‘just stamp’ their translation; they think, perhaps, that providing a translation will make the sworn translation process quicker and cheaper. My usual reply is ‘No, I am sorry. I do not offer certification...

Do I need to hire a Spanish sworn translator in my city?

Do I need to hire a Spanish sworn translator in my city?

No, you do not. Spanish sworn translation is a digital service; original documents do not need to be posted and translations do not need to be picked up. Therefore, location is irrelevant. The important thing is how good and flexible the service is, and whether it...

Working as a translator

First-hand information about life and work as a translator: professional challenges, career path, clients and communication, musings and more.

Legal words

Legal concepts and terminology, analysed from a linguistic and multijurisditional point of view.

The revocation of wills in English and Spanish law

The revocation of wills in English and Spanish law

Continuing my series of posts comparing wills and succession topics under English and Spanish law, today I look at the revocation of wills. Learn about how wills can be revoked under English and Spanish law and take note of the similarities and differences.Bear in...

Failure of gifts in English and Spanish law

Failure of gifts in English and Spanish law

Testamentary gifts may fail for a variety of reasons. Today, I look at how English and Spanish law classify the reasons for failure of gifts. This article is a continuation of ‘Testamentary gifts in English and Spanish law’, which I encourage you to read first (if you...

Grounds for divorce in England and Wales, Scotland, and Spain

Grounds for divorce in England and Wales, Scotland, and Spain

Starting off a new series of posts on Family Law topics, today I look at grounds for divorce in England and Wales, Scotland, and Spain, to learn about similarities and differences. This article provides a general overview of the grounds for divorce in each...

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