A Change In the Provision Of Court Interpreters Causes Trouble In UK Courts

Interpreting in court is a highly specialised and challenging job. However, the cost of court interpreting can be expensive which is why the UK government is hoping to save money by changing the way court interpreters are provided for court hearings. Courts in England and Wales used to use interpreters who were registered on the National Register, a register of professional and qualified interpreters. The new system, uses interpreters via an agency called Applied Language Solutions (ALS) who claim to be able to cut the cost of court interpreting, by a third.

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