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The Family Law Week Blog is a companion site to Family Law Week. It complements the news, cases and articles published on Family Law Week with additional comment and coverage of the wider aspects of family law.

The Blog is edited by Jacqui Gilliatt, of 4 Brick Court and Lucy Reed, of St Johns Chambers.

Friday, 27 November 2009

Welsh Language Interpreters

Under the Welsh Language Act 1993 and Her Majesty’s Courts Service Welsh Language Scheme there is aright to use the Welsh language in legal proceedings in Wales. Welsh can be used at court hearings in Wales. As soon as it is known that the Welsh language is to be used at a hearing arrangements are made for Welsh language interpreters to be in court. Translation is by simultaneous translation. Her Majesty’s Courts Service has a list of approved interpreters who have attended awareness seminars that are chaired by the Liaison Judge for the Welsh Language. Her Majesty’s Courts Service is responsible for paying the interpreters fees.

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