Do you need a legal interpreter in London? Language Direct provides translation and interpreting services in over 189 languages.
Everyone should understand the undeniably importance of Legal proceedings. According to a BBC article published in January 2013, there are about 138,000 people in England and Wales who could not speak English, as indicated by the 2011 census. Moreover, the most spoken languages other than English and Welsh are Polish, Punjabi and Urdu. In London alone 1.7 million residents – that’s 22% of the population – use a main language other than English.
With this kind of linguistic diversity in place, there is a constant need for highly experienced and qualified legal translators and also interpreters.
Professional Legal Interpreting
Court interpreters must only be professionals who have both the knowledge and also experience needed. Remember that being bilingual does not automatically make one an interpreter. A legal interpreter must not only be a master of the source and target languages, but also be very familiar with the laws involving the legal terminologies. Furthermore, it is also important that they are aware of the cultural pitfalls associated with the job.
A qualified legal interpreter must be well equipped with knowledge of proper legal protocol to assist you (and/ or your client) at every stage of the legal process. Here are some examples of venues where legal interpreting might be needed:
- insurance company meetings
- court hearings
- domestic settlements
- business agreements
- contract signing
Language Direct has a team of legal interpreters in your local neighborhood. We have interpreters who are native speakers in the top 10 most spoken languages in the UK (according to the 2011 census):
- Chinese – not including Mandarin (27th) and Cantonese (40th)
It is important to note that there are 22,000 people who use sign language. Sign Language Interpreting requires very specific training and also discipline.
Call Language Direct and ask about a legal interpreter near you.
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