About Linguist Lounge
Thank you for visiting Linguist Lounge. This not-for-profit website was launched in 2012 after the court interpreting service in England and Wales was outsourced to ALS, now owned by Capita plc. The name of the site, Linguist Lounge, was chosen on the analogy with another Linguist Lounge, the web portal ALS launched for their linguists. In August 2013 Capita changed the name of their Linguist Lounge to “Capita Linguist Portal”. The contract with Capita expired on 31st October 2016. The face-to-face interpreting service for the HMCTS is now provided by thebigword and its approved subcontractors.
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