The TOLES organisation is a private legal training company which was created as a direct result of extensive consultations with a leading commercial law firm. In confidential talks with us, partners in the firm complained that law graduates holding a wide variety of English language certificates lacked the level of English required to carry out essential legal tasks. TOLES materials and exams were developed in 2000 as a direct solution to this problem.
We are members of the International Division of the Law Society of England and Wales and our training materials and exams are very well-known among law firms and very highly valued by them. We are not affiliated with any university or English language organisation simply because they cannot guide and inform us in the way other members of our Law Society division are able to.
Please note that TOLES is intended to assist working lawyers and there are other legal English courses and exams which are more academic, more fluency based, and therefore more suitable for international law graduates who plan to take an LLM or a PhD in law.
Law firms and organizations that have already entered candidates for the TOLES exams include:
- The Law Society of England and Wales
- Linklaters Oppenhoff and Radler
- Allen&Overy LLP
- Baker and McKenzie
- Sony Ericsson
- Daimler Chrysler
- European Court of Justice
- European Central Bank
- Deutsche Bundesbank
- Qatar Steel Company
- Qatar Petrochemical Corporation
- Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer