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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.

Legal action launched against translation firm providing services for the police and Somerset Council

Wellington Today   /   News   /   11 January 2024

At present, translators working for DA Languages, are treated as self-employed contractors, but Leigh Day, a legal firm acting on their behalf, is arguing they should be classed as employees and afforded the appropriate rights which accompany employment.

Times: Shortage of interpreters ‘delays trials’

The Times   /   News   /   08 December 2023

A lack of court interpreters is delaying court hearings and risks miscarriages of justice, The Times has been told — with predictions that the problem is likely to get worse.

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’.

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