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Increased need for translation services in civil and family courts

Polish is the language for which most requests for interpreter services are made

The total number of completed requests for language interpreter and translation services in the civil and family courts continued to rise in 2015, in contrast to the experience in the criminal courts and tribunals. The success rate (ie the number of completed requests which are either fulfilled or the customer does not attend, as a proportion of all completed requests excluding those cancelled by the customer) in 2015 was 97%.

In 2015 there were 19,548 completed requests in the civil and family courts (family courts are not differentiated from civil courts for these purposes). In 2014 the corresponding figure was 14,597 and in 2013 10,116. In 2015 the language for which interpreter and translation services were most requested in such courts was Polish (3,439), followed by Urdu (2,356) and Punjabi (1,199).

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