Court delays due to interpreters
Christopher Amis · June 25, 2013 - 12:30 pm
R -v Adrian Buchert
Case listed for trial Luton Crown Court 3.6.13
Interpreter failed to attend
Only reason why trial did not have to be aborted was because defendant pleaded guilty and had sufficient understanding of English to do that although he could not have managed a trial without an interpreter.
Jonathan Mole · June 25, 2013 - 12:20 pm
PCMH at Aylesbury CC listed at 9.45am – Somali client. Interpreter arrives 10.45 having gone to the County Court by mistake – showed me her booking form from the ‘centralized agency’ which simply gives the address of the court (‘County Hall’ – which is the address of the Crown Court) rather than instructions to attend the Crown Court.
Case not ready to be called on until c11.30.
Court unable to do much other work as custodies not brought to court until after 10 – Court and Counsel sat waiting due to various agencies…
Michelle Pibworth · June 25, 2013 - 8:21 am
R v Bains at Maidstone Crown Court – at least two hearings where no interpreter attended, including on the day of trial when the booked interpreters did not attend for either the defendants or the alleged victim.
There have been numerous occasions at Magistrates Courts in Kent where cases have been adjourned for lack of court time, as on some days the courts over-list, and on other days the list is virtually empty.
Trial at Medway Magistrates’ Court – adjourned as interpreter booked by court only booked by her company for one hour.
sec · June 25, 2013 - 8:06 am
Courtdelays have been e-mailed regarding a multi-complainant rape case in Cardiff Crown Court. Originally listed for five days this trial lasted nine days due to fact that three interpreters supplied were totally inadequate. One broke down on tears in the dock proclaiming he was only a shop keeper. Eventually one was found – a tier one interpreter – not supplied by capita. The trial was nearly aborted due to this. The Defendant eventually received a sentence of life imprisonment.
Deborah Morris · June 25, 2013 - 7:22 am
Blackfriars Crown Court
Monday 24 June
For trial on 2 sexual assaults
Case of R v Patel
Listed for trial at 10.30am
Started tannoying for interpreter at 10am. No response
Told by court clerk just before 10.30 that Capita were not sending anyone. Court then booked one through old list and on NRPSI. Delay 1 hour 30 mins
Jeffrey Israel · June 24, 2013 - 9:34 pm
Waiting for interpreter to arrive from Birmingham (!) for Vietnamese client who was produced from custody (£800 per production)
She arrived at 12pm and was Chinese
Case adjourned a week
Stuart Matthews · June 24, 2013 - 6:55 pm
R v Suman
Oxford Magistrates today 24th June.
Matter due for plea today. 2 handed case adjourned 3 weeks due to lack of interpreter and one defendant now on holiday.
Jo · June 24, 2013 - 4:56 pm
1. 3 days
2. Camberwell Green 19/06/13 and 21/06/13
3. interpreter not warned so remanded para 5 . Then interpreter not attend till 2pm. Previous week no interpreter attended for same client on different case.
4. R v Phan
Oliver Kirk · June 24, 2013 - 4:51 pm
r v Gonzales and ors PCMH
Case listed 11.30
Both interpreters (2) fail to attend. Court arranges for 1 replacement. Case not able to be heard until 14.30.
5 counsel, police officer and Judge all kept waiting
David Forrester · June 24, 2013 - 4:47 pm
South Tyneside mags. 24 June
Defendant name. Krall. S47
Listed for : bail app
Produced from prison (no video link)
No Hungarian interpreter arrived.
Case adjourned for further production on 24 June
Cost of production entirely wasted
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