Legal Webinars

What are Oversea’s Professional Webinars?

Oversea’s professional webinars are specialised courses in English that provide professionals with tools to take their skills in their field of work to the next level.

The training proposal includes high-level webinars dedicated to specific professions, such as lawyers and accountants.

Mother-tongue teachers and experts in the subject are able to guide the participants through personalised courses whose contents are up-to-date and include the international panorama.

Moreover, Oversea, as a Toles Examination Centre, offers the possibility for lawyers throughout the country to obtain a sector-specific, non-expiring certification.

Test of Legal English

What is the Toles Exam?

The Toles exam provides certification in the knowledge of English in the legal field. In particular, it is dedicated to the English of commercial law.

Who is it for?

The Toles examination is aimed at legal professionals, law students and legal translators.

For further information please contact us by clicking on the blue button at the top of this page.

FAQ Toles exam

The exam is organised into 3 independent levels:

FOUNDATION levels A2/B1

HIGHER levels B1/B2

ADVANCED levels C1/C2

The examination does not include an oral test in any case and focuses mainly on the written skills (production and comprehension) often required in legal communication.

The TOLES exam has no real correspondence with the ALTE levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. This is because the tests require competence in the specific language of the profession, which is often independent of one’s knowledge of the general language.

The TOLES examination has no deadline and there is no fail. Scores range from a minimum of 0-100 to a maximum of 500, placing the candidate in one of six ability bands:

EXCELLENT – VERY GOOD – GOOD – SATISFACTORY – APPROACHING SATISFACTORY – ONLY BASIC.

The certificate is recognised by numerous bodies including the European Court of Justice and the European Central Bank, to name but a few.

The TOLES is not the only exam that can certify English in the business or legal field, but it differs in its practical approach to the subject. The tests and their content are derived from investigations in law firms or companies that require people specialised in writing documents and using specific terminology.

There are 5 dates per year and from JANUARY 2022 the exam will be in DIGITAL format (Computer Based).

The contents of the tests will remain the same, but the way they are conducted will change.

Oversea, as Toles Authorised Centre, will send the list of candidates who intend to enrol in each session directly to the London Referent.

Subsequently, each candidate will be sent instructions to verify that he/she has the technical requirements to access the Toles Legal platform on which the exam will take place (e.g. video camera, Chrome browser installation, browser extensions installation).

2022 Exam dates

24 March 2022 (registration deadline 04/03/2022)

26 May 2022 (entry deadline 12/05/2022)

30 June 2022 (Entry deadline 16/06/2022)

25 August 2022 (entry deadline 11/08/2022)

24 November 2022 (Entry deadline 10/11/2022)

Oversea, as an authorised Toles centre, offers discounted examination fees.

– LIVELLO FOUNDATION EXAM: standard price € 249,90  180,00 € (VAT Exempt)

– LIVELLO HIGHER EXAM: standard price € 279,65  200,00 € (VAT Exempt)

– LIVELLO ADVANCED EXAM: standard price € 327,25  225,00 € (VAT Exempt)

Toles exam preparation courses – Open enrolment for Toles courses

  1. THE LEGAL PROFESSION

Introduction to the course: The lecturer will proceed by introducing the topic of the first meeting by explaining what it means to work in the field of law, what it means to present a case in a civil court and what the main legal fields are.

  1. THE LANGUAGE OF BANKING

The lecturer introduces the topic of the second meeting by explaining the tasks of a lawyer in a banking context, the management of a new bank account explained to a client and the management of loans.

  1. THE LANGUAGE OF CONTRACT LAW

The lecturer introduces the theme of the third meeting with an example case of a contract with details of its elements. This is followed by an in-depth discussion of precedents and the conclusion of an offer.

  1. THE LANGUAGE OF CONTRACT LAW – PART II

The lecturer explains Contratct Law in a deeper way: what is a consideration, the differences between a contract and a statute, and what steps to take in court in the event of a breach of contract.

  1. THE LANGUAGE OF EMPLOYMENT LAW

The lecturer introduces the following topics: the legal responsibilities of an employer, how an employment contract is composed, how an employment contract is terminated and, finally, a case study will be presented.

  1. THE LANGUAGE OF THE LAW OF TORT

The lecturer introduces the following topics: types of tort, what is duty of care, a discussion about negligence and the presentation of a well-known case of tort in British law.

  1. UNDERSTANDING CONTRACTS

The lecturer introduces the following topics on how to write contracts in English, covering aspects such as formal expressions, technical terms, archaic words, the structure of a contract.

  1. THE LANGUAGE OF BUSINESS LAW

The lecturer introduces the following topics: who are sole traders and what are partnerships; how to conclude a partnership agreement. He/she will continue with an overview of public and private companies, as well as what happens when one of them decides to acquire another or has to be closed due to insolvency.

  1. MODERN LETTER WRITING

The lecturer introduces the following topics: how to write a letter and what are its constituent elements. The typical formulas of a legal letter, the register to be used and the most common mistakes in writing a letter will be described.

  1. UNDERSTANDING CONTRACTS

The lecturer introduces the last topics of the course, namely an in-depth look at how to write and understand the language of contracts. The termination, force majeure, guarantee and indemnity clauses will be explained.

Recap of the topics and administration of a final 20-question multiple-choice quiz on the entire course with live correction.

COURSE DURATION:  30 hours

DAY OF ATTENDANCE: Thursday

N.B. Oversea is available to change the proposed days and times of attendance according to the requests of the majority of those who pre-register. In case of changes, the new schedules will be communicated before the start of each course and before formalizing the registration or the payment of the participation fee.

TIMETABLE: starting time around 6/6.30 p.m.

START/END OF COURSES: courses start upon reaching the minimum number of 6/7 participants

MODE: Webinar on Zoom

PRICE: standard price € 900,00€ 360,00 + € 20 registration fee. It is possible to purchase a single module at the cost of € 50.00

For further information please contact us at: info@oversea.it

  1. THE LEGAL PROFESSION

Introduction to the course: The lecturer will proceed by introducing the topic of the first meeting by explaining what it means to work in the field of law, what it means to present a case in a civil court and what the main legal fields are.

  1. THE LANGUAGE OF BANKING

The lecturer introduces the topic of the second meeting by explaining the tasks of a lawyer in a banking context, the management of a new bank account explained to a client and the management of loans.

  1. THE LANGUAGE OF CONTRACT LAW

The lecturer introduces the theme of the third meeting with an example case of a contract with details of its elements. This is followed by an in-depth discussion of precedents and the conclusion of an offer.

  1. THE LANGUAGE OF CONTRACT LAW – PART II

The lecturer explains Contratct Law in a deeper way: what is a consideration, the differences between a contract and a statute, and what steps to take in court in the event of a breach of contract.

  1. THE LANGUAGE OF EMPLOYMENT LAW

The lecturer introduces the following topics: the legal responsibilities of an employer, how an employment contract is composed, how an employment contract is terminated and, finally, a case study will be presented.

  1. THE LANGUAGE OF THE LAW OF TORT

The lecturer introduces the following topics: types of tort, what is duty of care, a discussion about negligence and the presentation of a well-known case of tort in British law.

  1. UNDERSTANDING CONTRACTS

The lecturer introduces the following topics on how to write contracts in English, covering aspects such as formal expressions, technical terms, archaic words, the structure of a contract.

  1. THE LANGUAGE OF BUSINESS LAW

The lecturer introduces the following topics: who are sole traders and what are partnerships; how to conclude a partnership agreement. He/she will continue with an overview of public and private companies, as well as what happens when one of them decides to acquire another or has to be closed due to insolvency.

  1. MODERN LETTER WRITING

The lecturer introduces the following topics: how to write a letter and what are its constituent elements. The typical formulas of a legal letter, the register to be used and the most common mistakes in writing a letter will be described.

  1. UNDERSTANDING CONTRACTS

The lecturer introduces the last topics of the course, namely an in-depth look at how to write and understand the language of contracts. The termination, force majeure, guarantee and indemnity clauses will be explained.

Review of topics and submission of a final 20-question multiple-choice quiz on the entire course with real-time correction.

COURSE DURATION: 42 hours

DAY OF ATTENDANCE: Tuesday

N.B. Oversea is available to change the proposed days and times of attendance according to the requests of the majority of those who pre-register. In case of changes, the new schedules will be communicated before the start of each course and before formalizing the registration or the payment of the participation fee.

TIMETABLE: starting time around 6/6.30 p.m.

START/END OF COURSES: courses start upon reaching the minimum number of 6/7 participants

MODE: Webinar on Zoom

PRICE: standard price € 1.260,00 € 495,00 + € 20 registration fee. It is possible to purchase a single module at the cost of € 50.00.

For further information please contact us at: info@oversea.it

If you do not know your language level please contact us to take the ENTRY TEST (free of charge – info@oversea.it).

ENROLLMENT FEE and EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL (a fee is payable)

EXAMINATION FEE

To register, please contact us at the following e-mail address: info@oversea.it

N.B: The TOLES exam preparation courses are entirely in English.

Conversational English about Law

Conversational English about Law courses are short but intensive English language courses.

Each course consists of 10 meetings of 2 hours each for a total of 20 hours.

These courses are designed for participants with a level of English between a good B1 + (plus) and B2.

The course aims to introduce legal issues and then develop them in the classroom with conversation sessions and moments of debate and discussion.

It is a course that focuses essentially on oral skills so that participants can express themselves on legal issues that will have been introduced and briefly illustrated by the teacher at the beginning of each session.

The focus is also on enriching professional vocabulary.

This is how Conversational English about Law courses are organised

The number of users for each course is a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 8 participants per classroom. This is to ensure a high level of interaction between trainer and participants to make the course interesting on a practical level. Furthermore, it is important that the course participants themselves interact with each other, thus creating a pleasant and learning-friendly environment.

  1. HOW COVID -19 IS CHANGING THE WORLD – opinions, debates, points of view about the topic.

CORONAVIRUS: HOW THE WORLD OF WORK MAY CHANGE FOREVER : an overview of the legal aspects connected with the pandemic at work.

  1. ZOOM COURT EFFECTIVENESS – Aspects of a trial online, such as: appropriate location, safety concerns (e.i. domestic violence cases performed from the same house), privacy concerns (public who easily access online courts proceedings) and technical problems (microphones on, glitchy screens, filters…)

DISCUSSION: case-studies, experiences, points of view,…

  1. DEFAMATION: LIBEL OR SLANDER? Which is the line between private and public; which is the line between joke and offense, which is the line between personal thoughts and public speech.

DISCUSSION: case-studies, experiences, points of view,…

  1. DATA PROTECTION AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES: FACEBOOK SMARTGLASSES CASE – Pros and cons

What is the GDPR? Europe’s new data privacy and security law includes hundreds of pages’ worth of new requirements for organizations around the world.

  1. EUROPEAN COMPANY LAW AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

DISCUSSION: case-studies, experiences, points of view,…

  1. BREXIT: What you need to know about it.

Analysis of different aspects of it.

DISCUSSION: case-studies, experiences, points of view,…

  1. CROSS-BORDER RELATIONS: which factors to be taken into consideration, for example in a divorce.

DISCUSSION: case-studies, experiences, points of view,…

  1. LEGAL DRAMA:  Why is TV so addicted to Legal Issues?

DISCUSSION: case-studies, experiences, points of view,…

  1. SMART-WORKING in a global perspective

DISCUSSION: case-studies, experiences, points of view,…

  1. UPDATING THE LEGAL SYSTEM

Legal systems throughout the world need to be updated? Some laws are even funny or useless nowadays.

DISCUSSION: case-studies, experiences, points of view,…

Thursday 6 – 8 p.m. (2 h) courses start at reaching the minimum number of 6/7 students

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Standard price € 600,00€ 250,00 + € 30,00 enrolment fee (including teaching materials)

For further information please contact the Oversea Toles Centre in Turin at by clicking the blue button at the top of the page.

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