Legal work

Our work in the legal sector has so far covered commercial law, company law, criminal law, family law and property law, e.g.:

We translated the indictment in a criminal case, checked the transcription of the police interview, liaised with the German consulate in Edinburgh and provided interpreting services for the defendant and his legal team (solicitor and barrister), initially in HMP Durham and then during the trial at Newcastle Crown Court.

We provided interpreting services in a child adoption case in Tyne and Wear which included travelling to Germany with a social worker to interview the potential foster parents and check the suitability of a different home and school environment for the child.

Other legal work undertaken includes the translation of documents in several child abduction cases for the Scottish Executive Justice Department, Private and International Law Branch.

We regularly translate birth and marriage certificates on behalf of solicitors, and insurance claims. 

We also offer a transcription service, verbatim or semi-verbatim (please see blog by professional transcriber Catherine Bockett). Police Interviews (or PACE interviews) are transcribed in a strict verbatim format – every utterance is transcribed, including repetition, slang, stammers, ums and ers etc. As well as dialogue, background sounds are also noted, as are lengthy pauses. 

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