Bio Richard Delaney


PhotoRichard is fully bilingual, having grown up and being educated in Germany, England and Ireland. Following a BA from Edinburgh University and a Diploma in Law from BPP Law School, London, he was called to the Bar of England and Wales at Lincoln’s Inn.

After a year working in the German offices of the English Law Firm Travers Smith, he started working as a legal translator, and qualified as a Business Translator at the Berlin Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK Wirtschaftsübersetzer). 
He also studied for and obtained a Diploma in Arbitration from University College Dublin, and a qualification in Mediation from the Open College Network.

Alongside his translation work, he worked as a freelance advocate and appeared in County Courts across England and Wales, predominantly in London and the East Anglia area, as well as teaching courses on translation and legal language.

From 2008 to 2013 he was involved in setting up, organising and teaching an MA in Legal Translation at City University, London.

As an experienced translator and lecturer, and with his legal background, his first and foremost aim is to ensure the absolute accuracy of any given translation, while aiming to also provide an idiomatic rendering where possible, and to provide seminars at the highest level.

He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Linguists, a Chartered Linguist in the categories of translation and education, a full member of the German professional translators’ association, the BDÜ, an associate of the Institute of Translation & Interpreting and a member of the Deutsch-Britische Juristenvereinigung e.V. [the German-Britisch Jurists association].



Publications and conferences



“Bundesverband der Dolmetscher und Übersetzer”


The Chartered Institute of Linguists



The Institute of Translation & Interpreting (ITI)


The German Association of Professional Experts DGSV


DGSV - Deutscher Gutachter und Sachverständigen Verband

German-British Jurists Association

Deutsch-Britische Juristenvereinigung


The European Legal English Teachers' Association



The Bar of England and Wales


The Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn


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