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    Legal Ease

    Legal gavel over judge's hand “Legalese” “the formal and technical language of legal documents that is often hard to understand” As [red]legal translation specialists[red/], Absolute Translations brings you years of expertise in communicating complex technical messages between languages and legal systems. We are the language service partner of choice for translation of casework files, compliance procedures and [red]contract documentation[red/]. We help you decipher legalese and deliver legal ease, making working life easier for legal professionals all over the world. In 2018 that service will be increasingly important. It would take a very long time to review all the areas of legal work that will be...

    The 700 Year Partnership

    At Absolute Translations we take pride in building partnerships, and one of the keynote speakers at this year’s Business Show has illustrated just how important and long-lasting a partnership can be. Our German-speaking project managers and sector-specialist [red]German translators[red/] are never short of work, and Katharina Strenge of the Hamburg Business Development Corporation reminded us why. Hamburg is notably friendly to UK business and innovative in research and technology. It’s also one of the original Hanseatic League of German towns that began trading internationally in the late Middle Ages. By 1320 they had a base in London at the site...

    The Big Picture

    Person holding baby plant in their hands Although this is a time for New Year’s resolutions, here at Absolute Translations we apply the same high standards to our client projects all year round, and the positive feedback we received on our [red]translation[red/], localisation and [red/]interpreting[red/] services in 2017 tells us that you’re happy with our way of working. But we are keeping a close eye on industry trends, and we’re always ready to adapt in your best interests. We’re in tune with the increasing digitisation of commercial activity, and it’s no surprise to see many of our clients channelling their entire marketing budgets in this direction. Some...

    Age of Consent

    Not all legal changes have a direct impact on our working lives, but the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which becomes law on May 25th 2018, will change the way professional people communicate. This unifying law increases privacy rights for individuals and strengthens obligations of companies. Those who don’t comply will be hit hard, with fines of up to 4% of the global turnover. GDPR requires employees and customers to give unambiguous consent for data collection and use. That consent must be given specifically, and on an informed basis. It won’t be lawful to ask people to tick boxes with...

    Planet Hollywood

    Every business has a story to tell, but few of us tell our stories as lavishly as film makers. When movie studios allocate budgets they know costs will keep rising long after the cameras stop rolling. Marketing expenses routinely run into tens of millions of dollars, and the rewards for successful campaigns are huge. 2017’s most popular film, a live action version of the classic fairy tale “Beauty and the Beast” has generated over $500 million in ticket sales in the United States. But it made even more overseas, pushing its global revenue to $1.25 billion. Vast sums have been...

    Part of the Family

    The World of Learning conference is an annual highlight, not only for education professionals but for anyone with an interest in staff development. Among the themes of this year’s event at the NEC, one stood out - effective employee on-boarding. This is a vital part of the training and development process and companies that get it wrong may not get the opportunity to put it right. An alarming number of people quit new jobs within the first week, and many more decide very quickly that their new company isn’t a long-term option. To quote the CIPD: “Even when people stay...