Types of Court Interpreter Services
There are four types of court interpreter services which will vary depending on the number of people who need interpretation and the case itself.
This is for a smaller group of people, where the interpreter takes notes and feeds back after each statement is made. Most likely to be used for translating a witness statement in court.
This is face to face interpretation, for example during a meeting between a lawyer and defendant who do not speak the same language.
This is interpreting live as it’s happening, normally via interpreters in a booth wearing headphones, but this is less common in court.
This is a simultaneous interpreting where the interpreter is only relaying information to one or two people via whispering.
More information about the types of interpreting here.
Why Choose Kwintessential for Your Court Interpreter Needs?
We pride ourselves on our high-quality service and hold a variety of different accreditations and memberships for interpreting and translation.
Kwintessential are corporate members of the Institute of Translation & Interpreting (ITI) & Association of Translation Companies (ATC) which ensures that we are delivering quality and excellence in the field of translation services.
We also hold ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Accreditation, one of the few agencies in the UK to hold this accreditation.
We adhere to rigorous quality management procedures across the entire business to ensure we are 100% customer focused.
How We Work With You
Here are Kwintessential, we can help you with understanding what type of court interpreter you need for your specific case. There are some basic things we will need before we can give you a quote:
- Languages to be interpreted from and into
- Court/ meeting dates
- Court/ meeting location address
- A Basic outline of the case
- Start times and end times if possible
- Contact names
We can then supply you with a qualified interpreter who is a native speaker in the source language and has an expert understanding of the law and legal proceedings.
We can also source interpreters who have an additional specialism depending on the type of case, such as technical or financial cases.
Quality Assured Legal Interpreting Services
Whether you need on-going legal interpreting and legal translation support, or just a one-off court interpretation, Kwintessential are able to provide the high standard service you need.
You will always be assigned a legal interpreter that has extensive legal knowledge, ensuring that interpretation is always accurate.
Below are some of the key areas we’ve previously worked in:
- Family Law
- Tax Law
- Commercial Law
- Intellectual Property Law
- Immigration Law
- Employment Law
Strict Confidentiality of all Court Interpretations
All of our court interpreters are bound by a non-disclosure agreement, respecting the needs for confidential communications between all parties.
UK-Wide Court Interpretation for all Legal Requirements
We work with quality legal interpreters across the whole of the UK. Our interpreters are available for all types of legal situations including:
- Witness interviews
- Prison visits
- Meetings with lawyers
- Court appearances
- Court reporting services