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Professional French Legal Interpreters – London | UK | Worldwide

French court interpreters

French legal interpreters in locations across the globe for English to French, French to English and multiple other languages

A big part of our legal interpreting practice, we have been providing top-quality French legal interpreters for a wide array of settings for over 25 years.

As with all legal matters, the ability to understand one another is absolutely crucial. Before proceedings can commence, the concerned parties must be able to communicate with ease, across any pertinent language barriers. If this does not occur information will be incorrectly transmitted. We understand the demands that legal interpreting present. We provide French legal interpreters to and from all the main languages including German, English, Dutch,Swedish, Czech, Italian, French, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese, Korean, Arabic and many more…

French legal interpretation is one of the pillars of our legal interpreting practice. French has an estimated 110 million native speakers and 190 million more second language speakers and is the official language in 29 legal systems. French is also the official working language of the European Court of Justice (The CJEU) and one of the official languages of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR).

Portuguese arbitration interpreters

French Arbitration Interpreters

Clarity, precision and sensitivity are of utmost importance in arbitration cases. At TJC Global, we can ensure an efficient and accurate interpreting service for all your arbitration requirements.

Bengali court interpreters

French Court Interpreters

Our large and diverse network of court interpreters are familiar with the format, conventions, procedures and requirements of court interpreting, and will deliver a skilled and professional interpreting service.

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French Depositions Interpreters

Depositions are demanding, requiring professional interpreters who can work in high-pressure scenarios. TJC can offer legal specialists for deposition interpreting of any nature.

Portuguese litigation interpreters

French Litigation Interpreters

It is essential that complex legal procedures are clearly accessible to speakers of other languages. We can offer expert interpreters who often have a background in the legal industry.

Portuguese mediation intepreters

French Mediation Interpreters

Mediation is an alternative to more formal arbitration, and at TJC, we provide specialised interpreting services to cater for mediatory conferences of all natures and in all contexts.

Portuguese tribunals interpreters

French Tribunals Interpreters

Our specialist interpreters ensure that language barriers do not impede ease of dialogue and the exchange of crucial information during tribunals.

The French Legal System

Unlike English-speaking countries, which use a system of “Common Law”, France like much of the rest of the world, has a system of “Civil law”. The basis of the French legal system is laid out in a key document originally drawn up in 1804, and known as the Code Civil, or Code Napoléon. There are other codes, including notably the Code Pénal, or Penal code, which defines criminal law.

There is no jury system in France. Cases are heard by a ‘tribunal’ which is composed of 6 lay judges and 3 professional judges. If two-thirds of the panel agree then the verdict is carried. Reforms brought forward by the former President Nicholas Sarkozy, attempted to introduce Anglo-American innovations, such as trial by jury. However, these reforms have since been abandoned by the Hollande administration, which considered trial by jury to be unduly time consuming and prohibitively costly.

Through Article 55 of the French Constitution, international rules take precedence over domestic laws, though the Constitutional Council can be asked to verify whether a treaty is consistent with the French Constitution. In Administration des Douanes v Société ‘Cafes Jacques Vabre’ and Raoul Georges Nicolo, the French courts recognised the supremacy of European Union law. However, some forms of EU law, such as Directives, require transposition into national law and are not considered to be generally directly effective.

Locations covered by our French legal interpreters include:

Looking for legal document translation rather than interpreting?

TJC Global offers legal translation services for a variety of legal material and documents documents including, but not limited to: letters, legal documents, contracts, summonses, evidentiary documents, statements, patents etc. For further information, please see our Legal Translation Service page.

Our Legal Services also cover the following areas:

High Court and Appeal Court Hearings

Corporate Legal Transactions

Patent Proceedings


Criminal Proceedings

European Court of Human Rights

Civil Appeals

Crown Court Hearings


Civil Court Hearings

District Court Hearings

Contractual Meetings/Hearings

Client/Solicitor Meetings

Immigration Proceedings

State Court Hearings

Our previous clients include:

Looking for translation or interpreting assistance in another field?

TJC Global provides specialist interpreting and translation services in various specialist fields. Whatever your requirement, we can find the right linguist to assist you.
If your industry or project type is not listed here, do not hesitate to contact us directly with your enquiry.

Our clinical trial translators utilize their knowledge of subject-specific terminology to deliver precise, unambiguous translations, whatever the context – enabling you to communicate effectively with the rest of the world.
We are also able to adapt to almost any type of project.

What to do next?

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