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News – Global Lingo to Provide Interpreting at de Menezes Inquest
2008.09.22

Global Lingo is proud to announce that it has been chosen to provide interpreting services at the inquest into the killing of Jean Charles de Menezes. Brazilian electrician Mr de Menezes, 27, was shot at Stockwell Tube station, south London, by police hunting a suicide bomber the day after the failed 21st July 2005 London suicide attacks. The inquest, which is expected to last 12 weeks, will hear from some 75 witnesses including Underground passengers and 48 serving police officers. The inquest is being held at the John Major conference room in the Oval Cricket Ground because of the extent of the proceedings and level of public interest.

Global Lingo has extensive experience in interpreting at such major events, having provided such services to many international legal firms and other corporate clients. Andrew Trotter, Global Lingo’s Managing Director, says: ‘We are a market leader in covering such important public inquiries. This inquest will deal with a vast amount of evidence and many witnesses, so the interpreting has to be of an extremely high standard for such a complex and politically sensitive inquest.

Global Lingo’s interpreters will provide simultaneous translation of the proceedings for Mr de Menezes’s Brazilian friends and family. The scale of the inquest – two court-experienced Brazilian Portuguese interpreters every day for 12 weeks – meant that Global Lingo was the natural choice of provider. Andrew Trotter explains: ‘As London’s leading interpreting and translation company, we are uniquely positioned to meet these exacting requirements.’.

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