The new system just does not work
At 3pm today I received a phone call from a solicitor I know, asking me if I could attend Dartford Magistrates Court as the ALS interpreter who was booked for today had left at lunch and had not come back after lunch. I attended the court and the court staff told me that they were regularly having problems with ALS interpreters not attending or not being capable of doing the job. The court staff said that it was very frustrating for them and they were now keeping a log of what was happening. Their words were "this new system just does not work".