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Private Eye   /   Analysis and Comment   /   12 July 2018

Public service interpreters working in the NHS and justice sectors are alarmed by the recent prediction of the lord chief justice that they would soon be out of a job, replaced by machine translation. 

Replacing interpreters with technology 'will lead to miscarriages of justice'

Law Society Gazette   /   News   /   12 June 2018

The lord chief justice has been invited to meet the courtroom interpreters he predicts will be out of a job 'within a few years' as a result of advances in technology. However, the Institute of Translation and Interpreting says Burnett's prediction is based on unproven assumptions. 

Roma children need translators to help spell out exploitation risk

The Times   /   News   /   02 May 2018

Interpreters may be drafted into schools in Scotland, to warn children about the dangers of sexual exploitation.

Sri Lankan wins lawsuit against NHS as midwives fail to explain why she needed to feed her son due to language barrier

Daily Telegraph   /   News   /   13 April 2018

Judge rules midwives failed to hire an interpreter to tell mother to feed her baby and the eight-year-old is now in line for multi-million-pound NHS compensation because midwives were negligent in failing to tackle the language barrier.


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