Friday, 31 August 2012

Interpreter late… again!

It seems the issue with interpreters at Margate magistrates is continuing to rear its head, much as it has throughout the country since Applied language Solutions gobbled up the £300 million sole contract with the Ministry of Justice.
With some interpreters boycotting the new regime and others travelling from far and wide to attend hearings, this latest Government cost-cutting exercise has taken its toll. Last week one solicitor could be spotted on the courts steps staring at the horizon, smoking a cigarette as he waited for his last hearing of the day. When asked what the delay was he sighed: "We are waiting for the interpreter, but they are late… again".

Page 18, Gazette, 31 August 2012.

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