We are pleased to offer expert legal translation in both Traditional and Simplified scripts, with native understanding of Chinese culture and customs, and interpretation in Mandarin and Cantonese - if you require a different Chinese language or dialect, please contact us directly.
Chinese is a collection of languages, rather than a single unified language - it is a linguistic family tree. Mandarin is an official spoken language in China, Taiwan, and Singapore. However the official written version differs and are not always completely mutually intelligible: Simplified Chinese characters （简体） are used in China and Singapore, and Traditional Chinese characters （繁體） are used in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau.
In addition to spoken Mandarin, there are many other spoken varieties of Chinese including Shanghainese, Fukienese, and Cantonese. The latter is an official language in both Hong Kong and Macau, and is also predominantly spoken in China's Guangzhou province.
If you are unsure what language, dialect, or written form of Chinese you require, please reach out directly to us and we will be able to assist in identifying your needs.
IMD Legal Translation and Interpreting Ltd supports UK law firms in providing excellent service to their Chinese speaking clients by providing top-quality translations and interpreting. We specialise in translation and interpreting services for the legal sector and have built a reputation for providing a quick, accurate and confidential service tailored to our clients’ requirements.
We can also work with you across many other practice areas, including family law, personal injury, immigration, intellectual property, probate and criminal law. We are pleased that 95% + of our clients return to us again and again because they trust us to deliver efficient, reliable Chinese translation services at a competitive price.
Harmonious communications without hard-selling or confrontation are essential in your commercial law communications, with great care taken to ensure the right tone and approach. All of our Chinese legal translations are carried out by our team of highly qualified and experienced Chinese translators. We understand that your world moves quickly, so we can too. We can process your documents quickly, including birth certificates, passports, marriage certificates and academic transcripts, often within 24 hours. We can provide all levels of certification you may need, including notarised documents, Affidavits, Sworn Translations, and Apostilles by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
When it comes to commercial agreements, your clients expect cultural understanding. We can assist you with commercial contracts, witness statements, disclosure, court documents for services abroad, foreign court documents and many other types of commercial documents.
Intellectual property work can be challenging, but we can help you with translations, transcription and interpretation related to – patents, licences, copyrights, trademarks and any other documents you may need.
Accidents abroad are common, but we can help you to secure the evidence you need. We can translate or transcribe - witness statements, court documents, medico-legal reports, other expert reports and any other documents you might require to support your cases.
We offer reliable legal translation for family law firms. We can help you with witness statements, court hearings, birth and marriage certificates, court documents for service abroad, pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements and many other documents.
Immigration often means going up against tight deadlines; we can provide urgent, reliable support. We can help with witness statements, documents supporting the application, birth/marriage certificates and other documents you may require.
We provide expert translation, interpretation and transcription for criminal matters. We can help with witness statements, interview transcripts, forensic reports, court documents and any other documents you might need.
We can assist with all legal translation matters related to probate, including birth/death/marriage certificates, Grant of Probate/Letters of Administration, foreign court documents, Wills and any other documents you may require.
If the sector you require is not listed, please get in touch with us to discuss your needs. We can help to match you with a highly experienced legal translator.