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Monday, 30 December 2013

Delay in robbery case

http://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/local_news/10901552.Delay_in_robbery_case/?ref=nt


Delay in robbery case
A man will appear in court charged with a robbery that left a woman seriously hurt in her own home.
Marcine Stecki, 21, of no fixed address, is charged with one count of robbery and possessing an offensive weapon after a robbery at a home in Woodside, Leigh, on July 24.
He appeared at Basildon Crown Court on Monday for a plea and case management hearing, but a Polish interpreter was not available.
The case was adjourned until January 13.

Monday, 16 December 2013

Grantham court: Case has to be adjourned for translator

http://www.granthamjournal.co.uk/news/local/grantham-court-case-has-to-be-adjourned-for-translator-1-5751934 
16 December 2013

Grantham court: Case has to be adjourned for translator
The case against a Lithuanian national had to be adjourned because there was no translator available in court.
Algirdas Gerbenis, of Railway Terrace, Grantham, is accused of drink driving on St Catherine’s Road in the town and failing to stop after an accident on October 10.
The case was adjourned to December 16.
Mr Gerbenis was granted unconditional bail.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

PQ - 10 December 2013

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2013-12-10c.178807.h

10 December 2013
Courts: Interpreters
Justice

Sadiq Khan (Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice; Tooting, Labour)
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the actual and targeted performance of the court interpreter contract has been in each month since that contract started.

Shailesh Vara (The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice; North West Cambridgeshire, Conservative)
I have listed below the links to the online published statistics on the use of Language Services in Courts and Tribunals and also the link to Contracts Finder to view the contract document for the Capita-TI contract which includes Key Performance Indicators:
Statistics:
Contract Finder:

Monday, 9 December 2013

Hearing pushed back for interpreter

http://www.guardian-series.co.uk/news/wfnews/10865354.Attack_accused_trial_delayed/


Hearing pushed back for interpreter
The trial of a 38-year-old man accused of attacking two people in his own home has been delayed.
Ainars Bukss, of Tower Mews in Walthamstow, is alleged to have assaulted Miss Blizniukeine and Paul Blizniukas on November 7.
He was due to appear at Thames Magistrates on Thursday but an interpreter was not available.
He was bailed until December 19 when he is due back at the same court.

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Justice is supposed to be blind, but not when signing outsourcing contracts

http://www.blog.rippedoffbritons.com/2013/12/justice-is-supposed-to-be-blind-but-not.html 
8 December 2013 

Justice is supposed to be blind, but not when signing outsourcing contracts.
House of Commons committees expose Ministry of Justice outsourcing contract calamities.
[…] A stark example of this unthinking wage-cutting was exposed by the House of Commons’ Justice Committee inquiring into the Ministry of Justice's (MoJ) calamitous outsourcing: the provision of foreign language interpreters. Interpreters are required in courts and tribunals to help ensure non-English speaking defendants receive justice. Ironically interpreters are mainly freelance contractors - they are already 'private sector'. The MoJ seemed to simply want someone else to take on the task of cutting the interpreters' pay. […]

Monday, 2 December 2013

Oldham Evening Chronicle publishes an apology to NRPSI interpreters

Oldham Evening Chronicle publishes an apology to NRPSI interpreters (featured on page 2 on 02/12/2013).