English Law & Language for Banking Lawyers



Training will be conducted on a 1:1, 1:2 or small-group basis over 3-5 days. Course duration: 18-30 hours. The course may also be held on a semi-intensive half-daily basis.


The aims of this course are to introduce overseas banking lawyers to key aspects of The English Legal System and to compare them to their own system; to develop an understanding of the fundamentals of English Contract Law; to familiarise delegates with core concepts of English Law as they affect Banking Law; to explore and use the specialised terminology around Banking Law and Regulation.
All of the above will be applied in the context of the communication and soft skills necessary for lawyers in international banking practice today.

Legal Subjects & Terminology:

1 Introduction to The English Legal System/ Comparison with delegates own system.
2 Introduction to English Contract Law.
3 Reading & Understanding Loan Agreements
4 Ownership Rights: Transfer of Title, Encumbrances under English Law
5 Terms in Banking Law 1: Secured Transactions, Charges & Liens
6 Terms in Banking Law 2: Negotiable Instruments & Promissory Notes

Skills :

The following Skills will be practised in the context of the topics outlined above:

Presentation Skills, Client Briefing Skills, Client Conference Skills, Writing Skills


Issues of grammar/syntax, style and expression will be addressed on a remedial basis in the context of the various tasks undertaken on the course.


Whether conducted on a 1:1 or small-group basis, these courses are highly participative and tailored closely to the needs of each delegate. Activities include intensive reading exercises, discussion/analysis of legal concepts, Q&A on legal topics, formal input, simulations, ad-hoc briefings and written exercises.