Sentencing of driver responsible for man's death postponed after an "administrative error" on the part of the company responsible for providing the court with an interpreter in Mandarin.
A decision not to grant asylum to an Eritrean woman was overturrned after the court-appointed interpreter ranted angrily about her case to a lawyer at the bus stop outside the hearing, raising more questions about what checks are made on the professionalism of language experts relied on in the courts.
Outsourcing has lowered the standard of language services available, professionals claim
Asked by Baroness Coussins
Asked on: 14 October 2019
Ministry of Justice
To ask Her Majesty's Government when the contract with thebigword to provide interpreting and translation services in the criminal justice system will be reviewed.
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