About Louise

Hi I’m Louise and I’m a Legal English teacher and podcaster from the UK.

After graduating with a first-class Law degree and subsequently completing a masters in Law at UCL, I worked in the field of international environmental law. This work took me to Brazil for the 2012 Earth Summit, where I ended up living and teaching English. I took a TEFL qualification and a Legal English teaching qualification and began specialising in teaching Legal English.

Whilst learning Portuguese I found listening to podcasts really helpful – with podcasts you have a native teacher with you all the time! This is why, at the end of 2017, I choose to set up Study Legal English – as a way to help busy lawyers and law students around the world improve their Legal English.

Now I am based near Milan and helping people improve their Legal English has become my main life goal! Whilst I continue to teach Legal English both to individuals and groups face-to-face and online, my main focus is developing Study Legal English so that it can be useful for learners around the world.  I love interviewing people and creating the episodes, but I couldn’t do it without the help and support from many people including my family and Joe who helps out with proofreading. Thank you!

As a board member of the European Legal English Teachers’ Association I’m grateful to be part of an excellent support network of Legal English professionals and as a member of the International Division of the Law Society of England and Wales I keep up-to-date on the latest legal  news. 

I also enjoy playing and creating music. I’ve played chocalho, agogo and surdo in samba bands in London and Brazil and composed music for short films and an opera. The podcast is a way to combine my creative skills, love of languages and academic interest in the law.

If you have any comments you can send me an email or leave a comment below.

Thank you for visiting my site and I hope you find it a helpful resource!

Louise