Reading judge orders ALS to pay £12,000 in wasted costs
I have recently spoken with the solicitor I worked with and he has told me that at a hearing at Reading Crown Court on 16th July ALS failed to provide a Ukrainian interpreter for their client I had worked with at prison.
The judge ordered £12,000 wasted costs to be paid by ALS. They were trying to send a Polish interpreter from Cambridge, it probably did not occur to them this was a different language! I am very proud to say I had refused to work on this case in court as professional interpreters have been boycotting the new arrangement, although the court had asked me, saying it was "at the solicitor's request".