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Paperback |  ISBN 9781872870281 |  Published 1 May 1996192 pages | Publisher Waterside Press

Book description

Interpreters and the Legal Process is intended for people interested in language, communication, interpreting and translation as they affect legal matters - including for interpreters and legal personnel. The book provides explanations and guidance to law practitioners, administrators and interpreters to help them cope effectively in a range of legal settings. While focusing on England and Wales, it provides examples of international good practice and standards of professional behaviour. Written for everyone concerned with interpreting situations - whether affecting non-English speakers or deaf people - Interpreters and the Legal Process is essential reading for people across the entire legal sphere. The book is in use for training in various countries.

Contents include

  • Language, Communication, Interpreting and the Law
  • Interpreters and the Police
    • Part I: Dealing with suspects
    • Part II: Communication and interpreters
    • Part III: Witnesses and victims
  • Entry into the United Kingdom
    • Part I: Entry procedures, including: Stage I: Adjudications; Stage II: Immigration
    • Part II: HM Revenue and Customs
  • Interpreters and the Courts
    • Part I: Courts in England and Wales
    • Part II: Interpreters in court
    • Part III: Court procedures
  • Working with the Probation Service
    • Part I: Criminal cases
    • Part II: Family proceedings
    • Part III: Probation Service initiatives
  • Prisons and prisoners
  • Professional Standards


‘Weighty and immensely readable’: Law Society Gazette
‘An extremely practical guide’: The Law
‘A scholarly work with everyday practical messages’: Wig and Gavel
'A handy little book which was needed': Internet Law Book Reviews


Joan Colin is a justice of the peace and an independent trainer of interpreters and lawyers in relation to the topics covered in this book.
Ruth Morris is a practitioner and academic based in Israel and specialising in interpreting and translating.

Alternative format ISBNs: PDF ebook ISBN 9781906534240.

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