A barrister found herself having to translate for a man who entered the UK in breach of a deportation order.
No Romanian interpreter was available for the hearing on Tuesday. But Judge Michael Gledhill KC said he was happy for barrister Dana Bilan to translate for Paun, who speaks no English.
Prosecutors dropped charges against a cannabis farmer who claimed to have been enslaved into the drugs trade - and whose lawyer was forced to use Google Translate after an interpreter failed to show-up for a second time.
The case of a man accused of murdering his wife has been adjourned as there was no interpreter to translate proceedings for him.
An advocate said he had battled to communicate with his cannabis farmer-accused client using Google Translate – as no interpreter was available.