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Sentencing of driver responsible for man's death postponed

Eastern Daily Press   /   HMCTS Interpreting Reports   /   10 January 2020

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.

With prejudice

Private Eye   /   News   /   11 December 2019

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. 

UK’s court interpreters fear cost-cutting is threatening fair trials

Financial Times   /   News   /   05 November 2019

Outsourcing has lowered the standard of language services available, professionals claim

thebigword:Written question - HL20

UK Parliament   /   News   /   22 October 2019

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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