IMD Legal Translation: A Crash Course in the Language Service Industry (with Chinese Characteristics)

27th April 2022 at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm - Leeds

During this in-person lecture held at the University of Leeds, James Halstead, Chartered Linguist and General Manager of IMD Legal Translation and Interpreting Ltd, will discuss:

  1. Insights into the global language service industry
  2. Background to working as a linguist (Translator/interpreter), with a focus on his personal language pair Chinese<>English
  3. Introduction of the specialty and industry of legal language services

James Halstead is a member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists where he holds Chartered Linguist status as both a Translator and Language Specialist, he sits on the advisory board of the Association for Speakers of Chinese as a Second Language ( for which he previously acted as Co-Chair, has spent nearly a decade living in China, spent several years in the UK Government’s China Network, has been engaged at senior management level in a global Top 20 LSP, and currently manages a specialist UK based LSP focused solely on the legal sector (IMD Legal Translation and Interpreting Ltd).

Come to this in-person event for inspiration, practical tips, and industrial insights and a chance to discuss what really goes on in the magical land of language service provision. This event will be moderated by Professor Wang Binhua (Chair/Professor of interpreting and translation studies in the Centre for Translation Studies, School of Languages, Cultures and Societies at University of Leeds) who will give a brief introduction to James and translation and interpreting education at university.


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Event Location: Leeds Business School Maurice Keyworth SR (1.33), University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JY