HMCTS Interpreting Reports

Powys: Welshpool cannabis factory man's sentencing adjourned

County Times   /   HMCTS Interpreting Reports   /   01 February 2024

The 39-year-old appeared via video link from HMP Berwyn, near Wrexham, alongside an Albanian-speaking prisoner who had volunteered to help him understand what the judge was about to tell him.

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’.

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.

Difficulties sourcing Kurdish interpreter among reasons for adjourning trials

Oxford Mail   /   HMCTS Interpreting Reports   /   26 October 2022

A series of trials were adjourned due to lack of available court space or, in one case, difficulties sourcing a qualified interpreter.

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