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"Work without your own terms and conditions at your peril!"

Talk by Sue Leschen MCIL CL and networking reception, incorporating CIOL Translating Division's AGM.

Terms and conditions: why are they so important to freelancers? Come and find out why you cannot afford to work without your own terms and conditions or to blindly sign terms and conditions set out by agencies. With Sue Leschen MCIL CL, followed by networking drinks reception.

The talk focuses on why many freelancers don't have their own terms of business; how and where they can get them from; and the most important "shouldn't work without" T's & C's that we should all be using in our businesses.

Presenter bio

Sue Leschen MCIL CL is a lawyer-linguist based in Manchester, UK.

She is also the Director of Avocate, a niche market company selling legal and commercial French interpreting and translation services. Avocate also has a training arm and Sue is an independent trainer in the areas of legal terminology, professional conduct and ethics as well as being a one to one business mentor to new and experienced language professionals.

She sits on CIOL's Council and also on the Professional Conduct Committees of NRPSI, ITI, RBSLI and NRCPD. Sue supports the need for properly qualified, insured and experienced language professionals. 


1.30 – 2.00pm Registration and tea and coffee for AGM attendees
2.00 – 2.30pm TD AGM 
2.30 – 3.30pm Talk by Sue Leschen
3.30 – 4.30pm Networking drinks reception


CIOL members who subscribe to Translating Division emails will be sent information regarding the AGM including TD Management Committee nomination papers in advance of the meeting.

If you wish to register offline please call us on +44 (0)20 7940 3144 to make a credit or debit card payment. Please note we are no longer accepting credit or debit card payments by post or email.  If you wish to pay by cheque please make this payable to The Chartered Institute of Linguists and send to CIOL, Dunstan House, 14a St Cross Street, London EC1N 8XA. (Please note cheque payments are sent at your own risk and we recommend sending by registered post). Please write the name of the event on the reverse of the cheque and send with your contact information (email and mobile or daytime telephone number) plus CIOL membership number (as applicable). Please include the language(s) in which you work.


September 23rd, 2017 1:30 PM   to   4:30 PM
Garden Room
Museum of London
150 London Wall
London, EC2Y 5HN
United Kingdom
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