Capita's court interpreting improving? Twitter says No!
3rd May 2013
Julie Clemitson @JulieClemitson
is it correct that Capita required to answer for repeated failures to supply interpreters at Newcastle Crown Court this week?
Sheffield Mags today - client came ready for trial at 2pm, but Crapita rang court to say the Pashtun interpreter wouldn't be there till 3.30
JFH Crime @jfhcrime
Today's #wastedtimeatcourt No interpreter for AM hearing, none available till pm; CC sentence adj as CPS have no details re compensation
Video link booked 10am, interpreter not available & won't be at Court til 2.30! Court/solicitor/prison all waiting!
Duane Bridger @bridger_duane
Not my case but yet another delay at Canterbury CC due to a Swahili interpreter not attending. So far 20 min of court time & adjourned.
1st May 2013
Duane Bridger @bridger_duane
Unrepresented defendants arrived at court with their own interpreter. #badpastexperience
29th April 2013
Richard Sharpe @rich_scuntel
Waiting on Russian, Slovakian, and Lithuanian interpreters at #Scunthorpe mags if anyone can help out...
Daniel Blaney @danielblaney
again all day waiting: court files lost/no interpreters booked/CPS chaos. defence lawyers need 'efficiency' overhaul? http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/48628
Andrew Stock @stockster4
Trial delayed, prisoner transport late. Police station job delayed, interpreter came from Leeds (eventually!) #truecostoftenders #no2pct
Philip Morris @PhilipJMorris
In my court this morning a Lithuanian interpreter has turned up for a Slovakian prisoner. Just as well they both speak Polish.
26th April 2013
Maidstone Cr Ct today, CapitaTI listed as defendants in case U20130130
Anybody kno more?Great co for an MoJ contract, eh? #deathtotheMoJFWA
R Patton @Saving220mill
Interpreters failed to turn up for 3rd time. Another success for BVT - well done the MOJ
John Harrison @jharrisonchron
Two Romanian cases in court today, in different courts, at the same time. One Romanian interpreter here. It seems it's a case of sharing her
25th April 2013
Jane p @Jawapu@Geoffrey_M_B @capita_ti I had a trial involving seXual allegations where the fake terp was too embarrassed to interpret. Next please!
Wat Tyler @wattyler999@Geoffrey_M_B Today at Nottingham CC - no interpreter for Kurdish appellant. Asked for by court but not provided. Adjourned to next week.
24th April 2013
Mr E. Bygum @yorkymonkey@Crown_servant I spoke to an ALS interpreter who admitted ALS were hopeless. ALS made unrealistic promises they knew weren't possible.
23rd April 2013
Leon Kazakos® @LeonKazakos
No interpreters for any defendants
My client not able to participate as court couldn't organise a videolink to 2 prisons at same time.
22nd April 2013
Info from a listing officer; "over 60% of cases (hearings/trials) are not fulfilled because Capita are unable to provide interpreters".
Andrew Bishop @andrewbishoplaw
@NoToPCT @gurdena Today, Lewes Crown C, Defendant spoke Lingala (Congolese dialect). Interpreter faithfully swore to translate into Bengali.
Andrew Trimble @smallangryman
I should be a fortune teller. As predicted, no interpreter, case adjourned. And as a result I don't get paid. I am such a fat cat.
Lucinda Nicholls @LuNicholls
Deaf interpreter cancels their attendance for today late last night despite being adjourned last week for same thing! Wonderful!
Interpreter turns up at 1015 for a 930 hearing Decides that def speaks well enuf so doesnt interpret then pisses off so I can’t see him after
Oliver Kirk @Kirkabout
Guess what? 2 Defs- no interpreters. Delay caused by ill-conceived Govt plans....
19th April 2013
Tim Burrows @timburrows19
@thebarwithmb @thecriminalbar had a Slovak interpreter in Chelt Mags on Monday. At 3pm for a 10am hearing. #crapita
Matthew buckland @thebarwithmb
@TheCriminalBar Court today, adj PCMH from 4weeks ago.Adj then casue no interpreter;today same.Crapita say no slovak speakers on books
16th April 2013
Alison Gurden @gurdena
Police: any examples of ct delays: non warned witnesses, cps not prep'd, no defendant, no interpreter. firstname.lastname@example.org Will anonymise
Charles Falk @FalkCharlie
@TheCriminalBar @StephenSpence6 sex trial failed to proceed coz interpreter failed to attend. Waste £10k. Devastated witnesses. #grayling
15th April 2013
Rebecca Hill @MissRebeccaHill
3rd trip to Bristol to attemptPCMH in serious case.3rd ALS failure to send interpreter.Frightening future of privatised CJS
Then Capita lied to the Court and said the interpreter had 'forgotten'. He confirmed he had never been booked
Mufassal Musthapha @mufa100
I bumped into someone whose sentencing was adjourned due to no interpreter. He is sleeping rough and asked me: can't I book you privately. he is unable to return to his family and sleeping rough... you know why...Crapita can't provide his a terp..travesty of justice
11th April 2013
At court and no interpreter here!
5 hours later still no interpreter in court!
4th April 2013
So Crapita cock up again, interpreters for the courts this time. I've worked with them a few times. What a shower.