Saved by booking interpreters direct - again
Redacted report from a barrister:
29/5/13 Crown Court in Derby
Booked through ALS
Case: R v Thang Vu
ALS tasked to provide interpreter. None attended but we all waited all day for one to appear. ALS contacted several times by the court but no interpreter.
How bad: Bad - 2 in custody, case put off to next day.
Court booked their own interpreter and we got on the next day.
The whole ALS concept is shameful