French Legal Translations in Edinburgh
French legal translations provided by professional French translators based in Edinburgh, UK
A French legal translation is the translation of any French document arising from or to be used within the legal system of a country or any official entity such as contracts, certificates, court documents, title deeds, mortgage deeds, insurance policies etc. The list is endless. Usually for documents like these, you will need an official French translation. The type of official translation will depend on the language pair involved and the country in which the translation is going to be used. This is because some countries have governing bodies regulating official translations i.e. a sworn translation system.
If the translation is going to be used in the UK, you rarely require anything more official than a French certified translation. This is basically signed and stamped by a qualified French translator as a true and exact translation. The UK does not have a "sworn translation" system. On the other hand if the document is to be used in another country such as in Spain, where there is indeed a sworn translation system in place (governed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Spain), you will need a "traduccion jurada" of your document. The same goes for documents to be used in other European countries such as Italy, France, Austria, Germany etc. who all have a sworn translation system in place.
Legal translation from French can also refer to the translation of French documents containing specialised legal terminology. This does not necessarily mean the translation must be official, just that the translator doing the work must be knowledgeable in law. In fact when it comes to legal translation, it is important that the translator is not only qualified in translation but also specialises in French legal translation or holds some sort of qualification in law so that they understand completely the meaning of the source text. If the text is very specialised it is best if the translator is also a French lawyer / solicitor as often only a law graduate will understand the complexities and peculiarities of French legal documents.
When performing French legalised translations in the UK, it is imperative that our French translators be provided with a clear and high-quality scan of your document in order to ensure that the translation will be accurate. Furthermore, if there are any markings, stamps or signatures of any kind on the reverse of the document, please include a scan of this within your email as well.
Further details about our experienced French translators in Edinburgh and their experience in handling legal translations can be found here: French Translators
Edinburgh Translation Services provides many other types of translation services (not only legal translation services) from and into French. For a full list of these services offered, please see: French Translation Services
French Legal Translation Reviews
In the past year, Edinburgh Translation Services has been providing quality French legal translation services and we have received 61 reviews for the French legal translator's work. As of the 1st of Jul, 2022, the overall rating for our French legal translation services was 4.6 out of 5 stars. If you have used our French legal translation and would like to leave a review for other would-be clients to see, please see: Review Edinburgh Translation Services.
Additional French Translation Services
If you are a qualified French translator that has a university degree in translation and are not yet registered with Edinburgh Translation Services: a French Translation Agency in the UK, we would be delighted to hear from you. Simply email your CV and references to firstname.lastname@example.org and our HR department will be in touch with you shortly thereafter.