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Where is The Privatisation of Court Interpreting Heading?

On an average day, the services of professional spoken (foreign) and unspoken (deaf spectrum) language interpreters are required in over 600 civil and criminal cases heard before the courts and … Continue reading

July 18, 2019 · 2 Comments

A Breakdown in Communication: Court Interpreting Privatisation

Almost seven years have passed since the privatisation of the provision of foreign language and deaf and hearing impaired court interpreting services across England and Wales. On the premise of … Continue reading

July 9, 2018 · 1 Comment

Who Benefits from the Privatisation of Public Sector Interpreting? Part III

The ability to speak more than one language competently is not unusual in many parts of the world. This, however, does not eliminate the need for professional linguists. Interpreters, usually … Continue reading

October 6, 2017 · 1 Comment

Who Benefits from the Privatisation of Public Sector Interpreting? Part I

The wholesale sell-off of public services in the United Kingdom through privatisation is almost complete. Under the guise of providing value for money and increasing efficiency, public services have fallen … Continue reading

September 22, 2017 · 2 Comments

Privatisation: Interpreting the Cost of Justice

 The UK Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is currently on a mission to prove that less is always more only in the public sector with the privatisation of forensic services, probation … Continue reading

January 29, 2015 · 5 Comments

“Anatomy of a Disaster”: Privatisation of Court Interpreting Services

 This is an update of an article I wrote last year about the privatisation of foreign language and deaf interpreting services in courts in England and Wales under a framework … Continue reading

January 30, 2014 · 9 Comments

Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil: Outsourcing of Court Interpreting Services

From schools and hospitals to the police force, almost all vital public services are affected by the current cuts and privatisation agenda. Often poorly thought through, many of these government … Continue reading

February 6, 2013 · 12 Comments