Court Interpreting Service

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Completed by qualified and experienced court interpreters

The Crown Prosecution Service states on their website: “The right to an interpreter is an integral part of the right to a fair trial. It is a principle of English common law that the Defendant must be able to understand the charges made against them and be able to properly defend themselves. The right is also enshrined in the European Convention on Human Rights.”

Our court interpreters will help those individuals who do not understand or speak English well, to communicate in English and understand the proceedings within a legal environment. They are bound by confidentiality and will provide interpretations of what has been said of such a quality as to safeguard the fairness of the proceedings.

This sort of interpreting support can be delivered in person at courts around the country and/or via video link.  How the service is delivered depends on the requirements of the court and appropriate availability at the time of booking.  Just let us know what you need, and we’ll do the rest!

We provide court interpreters for:

  • Solicitors and barristers
  • Lawyers
  • UK law firms
  • Police interviews
  • Private individuals
  • Witness preparation
  • Solicitor/client meetings
  • Direct to UK courts

Our court interpreters

Our vetted interpreters can speak at least two languages, they understand the need for punctuality and compliance with any security or other matters when attending court.

Our court interpreters must have appropriate qualifications and depending on the sensitivity of the subject matter, we are also able to provide interpreters with various levels of security clearances:

  • Counter terrorist check
  • DBS enhanced certificate
  • DBS standard certificate
  • Disclosure Northern Ireland certificate enhanced
  • Disclosure Scotland enhanced
  • Disclosure Scotland standard
  • Home Office security clearance
  • MoD security clearance
  • Police clearance

Just let us know how we can help you.

How to book a court interpreter

So that we can book an appropriate court interpreter for you, what do we need to know?

  • The date(s) of the court hearing
  • The time of hearing and expected duration
  • Court reference number/case ID
  • Whether “in person” or “remote” via video link
  • If onsite, then full address details
  • Outline details of case

Once we have the details, one of our experienced project managers will establish availability of a suitable interpreter as close to the court as possible.  If you are happy to proceed with the booking, leave the rest to us!

Malayalam court interpreter.

Case Study.

Swindon Magistrates’ Court | 2023
  • Witness evidence
  • Meeting with the barrister and witness in chambers and interpreting for 3 hours in court
“Thank you for organising this. It made all the difference having such a professional interpreter in court with us.”

How is the cost for court interpreting calculated?

  • The cost depends on the language(s)
  • The cost depends whether the interpreter will need to attend on-site or via video link.
  • The cost depends on availability of particular interpreters on date and time in question

Get a quote

Get in touch with one of our lovely project managers and they would be very happy to discuss all the available options with you.

Do also take a look at the security procedures and infrastructure we already have in place to protect your data.

Get a Court Interpreting Service quote

We add new languages every day to our list of capabilities.  As fast as we build up a linguistic team able to deliver a particular service,  we try and add the details to our website so you can see what is possible.  We can already handle over 200 languages and the number is growing daily.  Head over to our languages page to find out how we can help you.

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Get in touch with one of our lovely project managers and they would be very happy to discuss all the available options with you.

Do also take a look at the security procedures and infrastructure we already have in place to protect your data.

Alternatively, you can call us or send an email:
info@knockhundred.com
+44 (0)1544-388040

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