Capita incompetence turns UK legal system into farce
The officer in charge of a case was left 'in shock' after a solicitor took over from the Bulgarian Capita (ALS) interpreter in Southwark Crown Court on 11th of May.
The Bulgarian Capita linguist informed the court that she could only stay for 15 minutes on her arrival and promptly left. The defendant, a Bulgarian of Roma origin, had some basic understanding of Greek as she had spent some time in Greece, though she was, by no means, fluent. The defence solicitor, a lady of Greek extraction, suggested that she should interpret for her client. The court agreed, shockingly, and before long the solicitor was in the dock, interpreting! The officers who told me this were in a state of complete and utter disbelief.