More Wasted Costs
02/03/2012 Magistrates Court in London
What happened: When the case was listed for 02/03/2012, City of London police booked an Interpreter through ALS. No Interpreter attended by 3pm, no progress was made on a plea and case management hearing therefore the hearing was not effective. The solicitor made an application for costs from central funds pursuant to Section 19 (3) (a) Prosecution of Offences Act for his time spent on a non-effective hearing. The Magistrates granted an application for £885.
Applied Language Solutions are a commercial company which procured a multi-million pound contract. They need to be held accountable when they accept a booking to attend court; failure to attend is a clear breach of the contract.
From a report by a solicitor (details known)