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Laughter in Craigavon court as interpreter refers to district judge as 'Your Majesty'

Northern Ireland World   /   HMCTS Interpreting Reports   /   23 October 2023

Craigavon Magistrates Court erupted in laughter on Friday when the interpreter for a defendant referred to District Judge Bernie Kelly as ‘Your Majesty’.

Cost of translators and interpreters in the justice system.

Daily Express   /   News   /   21 October 2023

Figures from the Ministry of Justice give an insight into the cost of translators and interpreters in the justice system.

Listen to us!

Rape Crisis England and Wales   /   Police Interpreting Reports   /   20 April 2023

Women from marginalised communities who go to the police for help after experiencing rape or other forms of gendered violence are being denied access to interpreters and translators, given documents they can't read and even told that the police can't do anything to protect them from their perpetrator.

Only two interpreters in the country - and neither of them in Oxford

Oxford Mail   /   HMCTS Interpreting Reports   /   29 October 2022

A defendant’s pleas to allegations of child rape could not be taken – as there were only two interpreters in the UK able to speak his native tongue and neither were free to attend Oxford Crown Court.

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