English for Law

“The ALI team provided us with a new level of specialist language services that we needed in Legal English Courses, Language Strategy and Translation on our most significant cases. Working with them is easy because they listen to our needs and can handle sensitive language projects like ours that if not handled correctly could cost billions.”  – Dr. Bernhard Mommer, Director, Petroleum and Gas Resources GmbH, former Deputy Minister of OPEC.

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The ALI Advantage:

  • ALI’s Signature Specialist Team
  • Time-Saving Language Solutions
  • Accredited TOLES courses and testing
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • Flexible Scheduling

Your Specialist Team: 

Jeff KaiserJeff J. Keiser, JD, BCL, Esq. – Content Specialist. Jeff is a native English speaker and experienced attorney from New Orleans, USA. He has Managed attorneys and paralegals in the Mass Tort Department for America’s leading firms, including massive client services, complex & individual litigation, various marketing programs and research projects, handled Multi District Litigation and was instrumental in litigating major international projects such as the BP Oil Spill and Chinese Drywall cases. He is a lead course designer and workshop provider at ALI in the area of Law as well as certified as a TEFL teacher.

Mag.iur. Angelika Zotter – Learning Manager. Angelika is a Legal Advisor in the Austrian Ministry of Interior in the area of police and human rights law. Formerly she taught at the University of Vienna and was honored as the 2017 “Teacher of the Year” in Law.  She has an English C2 level and vast knowledge of Austrian and International law. Angelika is a founding Content Specialist and Senior Partner at ALI, well-known for her positive teaching style and personalized coaching methods.

Dr. Josh Lange, EdD, IDLTM – Language Teacher. Josh holds the highest level qualifications in language teaching from Cambridge University and is the holder of many accolades including the “International Teaching Excellence Award” conferred by Columbia University. Josh was Chief Editor for a book on Intellectual Property and has assisted private attorneys and law students with transferable skills and learning skills worldwide. He is also the 2018-2020 Chair of the National Association of English Professionals in Austria.

In addition to personalized courses, workshops, and coaching, ALI is Austria’s only accredited provider of the world-leading TOLES exam, developed with the Law Society of England & Wales. The TOLES is used by organizations worldwide, including: PWC, KPMG, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Baker McKenzie, the European Court of Justice, and the European Central Bank.

The Advanced Language Institute supports the next generation of legal professionals, demonstrated by our commitment as the Official Language Partner of the European Law Students Association (ELSA).

In addition to TOLES courses and testing we provide students with LL.M and Erasmus preparation (including TOEFL, IELTS, and application letters) as well as Moot Court Training.

Take the free Legal English level check below or contact us now for a consultation:

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Free! TOLES Level Check!

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If you score above 90% you can skip the “Higher” level and start to prepare for the “Advanced” TOLES test. This is only a quick exercise and not a full assessment. You will still need to have a writing and speaking check to determine your level. Contact us to make an appointment.


To:  client@ali-wien.at

From: easy.money@biglawfirm.com

Subject: Guidance on setting up as a sole trader

Dear Suzanne Cullen

Thank you for your visit at my office on Friday 27 February. as promised , please find under a brief summary of the key points covered during our talk.

You informed to me at our meeting that you wish to set up a new business and that you decided to seek legal advices in order to ensure that you were fulfilling with all the necessary legal requirements and were not in a breach of the law in any way. You stated that your new business will be a bookshop specialising in travel books. We then discussed the options you have when thinking about the most best legal structure for your new venture.

Having considered the matter very carefully, and having requested clarify on certain issues, you decided that the best option for you was to set up as a sole trader. Despite of the fact that a friend of yours had previously adviced you that the foundation of a limited company may be your best option, you decided following our meeting, that you have made the correct decision according to your up-to-date priorities.

As I said at our meeting, there are several issues to bear in mind when setting up as a sole trader. These are as follows:

  • There is no requirement for you to registrate with Companies House.
  • There are no registration subscriptions to pay before you start trading.
  • You will need to notificate the tax authorities (HMRC) that you are starting to trade as a new business. The documents concerning this are attached.
  • Please bear in mind that as a sole trader your own assets are at risk if, for any reason, you are unable to pay the creditors of the business. You may perhaps like to reflect more on this before proceeding .

If you have any additional queries, please feel free to make another appointment at any time. In the meantime, my firm’s bill is enclosed for your attention. I wish you every success in your new venture.

Yours sincerely,

Mr. Money, esq.

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