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Interpreters and the Legal Process

by Joan Colin and Ruth Morris


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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.

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Weight294 g
Dimensions229 × 153 × 12 mm


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