HMCTS Interpreting Reports

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.

Barrister translates for defendant in court for breaching deportation order

Oxford Mail   /   HMCTS Interpreting Reports   /   05 October 2022

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 drop charges against Oxford 'cannabis farmer' teen

Oxford Mail   /   HMCTS Interpreting Reports   /   05 October 2022

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.

Norfolk murder case adjourned as no interpreter in court

Eastern Daily Press   /   HMCTS Interpreting Reports   /   09 September 2022

The case of a man accused of murdering his wife has been adjourned as there was no interpreter to translate proceedings for him.


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