Lawyers sitting around the table; TOLES exam

British Council

What is TOLES?

The Test of Legal English Skills (TOLES) assesses the English language skills required by the legal profession and sectors related to law.

TOLES tests the following skills:

  • knowledge and use of vocabulary relevant in the global commercial market
  • writing formal letters and communicating by email
  • the ability to follow a course of legal study where the instruction is in English
  • reading and writing complex law documentation
  • the language of negotiating
  • grammatical accuracy.

The TOLES materials and exams were developed in 2000 by the TOLES organisation, a private legal training company which was created as a direct result of extensive consultations with a leading commercial law firm. The TOLES exam body is a member of the International Division of the Law Society of England and Wales.

TOLES is offered at three different levels:

  • TOLES Foundation: level Elementary - Intermediate 
  • TOLES Higher: level Intermediate - Upper Intermediate 
  • TOLES AdvancedAdvanced - Proficient

Your TOLES certificate is valid for life.

TOLES dates and fees

Level Foundation Higher Advanced
Price 1180.00 HRK 1350.00 HRK 1500.00 HRK


Exam date 2021 18 March 2021 24 June 2021 25 November 2021
Registration deadline 19 February 2021 28 May 2021 29 October 2021

How to register for TOLES?

  • STEP 1  

Fill in the registration form for TOLES which we will email you after you contact us.

You need to register 6 weeks prior to the exam date.

  • STEP 2 

Pay for your exam. 

Payment form will also be email to you.

  • Please email usthe completed registration form and the proof of payment.

Please note that if there are fewer than 10 candidates registered for a session the test will be cancelled. In such cases the British Council will offer candidates either a full reimbursement of the examination fee or transfer to the next avaliable session.


How to prepare

You can order preparation materials from the TOLES website.

Free sample tests papers can be downloaded here:

TOLES Foundation

TOLES Higher

TOLES Advanced 

Your results

TOLES exam papers are marked in the UK by Global Legal English. The exam board does not make these papers accessible to candidates, schools or examination centres.

Your TOLES results are available eight weeks after the exam session and they are published in the form of certificates.

The certificates are sent to the British Council Zagreb and we will send your TOLES diploma to you by regitered post.