- Written by Daily Mirror
- Category: News
In the latest farce to hit the privatised courts, outsourcing giant Capita did not provide a Mandarin speaker for the case against Sun Liu in Cardiff.
- Written by Carla Avenia Koency
- Category: Analysis and Comment
Hello fellow linguists!
My name is Carla Avenia Koency, and I am currently finishing my MA in Conference Interpreting at the National University of Ireland - Galway. I will only get this much coveted degree once I finish my thesis, which I chose to do on the privatisation of court interpreting in the UK.
Some of you might have already heard of me because I was recruiting court interpreters for a questionnaire. That was the initial part of my research... Now I'm on the second part: a survey, one that will only take 10 minutes of your time (no writing required! just clicking!).
I even made sure that it's extra convenient for you to fill out: you can even access it through your phone!
So, I please ask you to take a few minutes from your busy schedule to click through my questionnaire. It will help me, of course, but also remember that it helps me help you. The more of us there are out there writing about this topic in an academic context, the more attention it will get. Or at least, so I hope.
Link to the questionnaire: http://questionpro.com/t/AK9EtZRQw3
Please share it with your colleagues! Don't be shy.
- Written by Grantham Journal
- Category: HMCTS Interpreting Reports
The case of two men charged in relation to the handling of stolen Mercedes vehicles has been adjourned so that evidence can be provided to the defence and appropriate interpreters arranged.
Maksim Filiusin, 35, of Oxford Street, Grantham is charged with one count of handling the stolen Mercedes Sprinters, while Irmantas Urbonas, 37, of Belton Avenue, Grantham, faces one count of attempting to handle the stolen vans.
Both matters date back to March 1 of last year, but the two men were only recently charged on June 23.
Representing Mr Urbonas, Mr Middleton described the case as ‘labyrinthine’ and requested an adjournment so that more evidence could be provided by the CPS.
The case was also unable to proceed because no appropriate interpreters were available.