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Norfolk murder case adjourned as no interpreter in court

Eastern Daily Press   /   HMCTS Interpreting Reports   /   09 September 2022

The case of a man accused of murdering his wife has been adjourned as there was no interpreter to translate proceedings for him.

No interpreter means lawyer forced to use Google Translate

Oxford Mail   /   HMCTS Interpreting Reports   /   21 August 2022

An advocate said he had battled to communicate with his cannabis farmer-accused client using Google Translate – as no interpreter was available.

Case postponed twice because court didn’t organise Spanish interpreter

Southwark News   /   HMCTS Interpreting Reports   /   18 August 2022

An officer at South London Magistrates Courts said: “I am unable to give you a specific reason as to why an interpreter wasn’t arranged on both occasions but more often than not we book them but the agency that we use are unable to provide.”

Calls for interpreters to become legal requirement for NHS providers

Eastern Daily Press   /   News   /   27 March 2022

Health watchdogs are calling for interpreters to be made a legal requirement for all healthcare settings after a survey exposed worrying gaps in the service.

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