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Interpreting for a solicitor - How much to charge?
Thread poster: Joanna8 (X)

Joanna8 (X)
Local time: 14:47
English to Polish
Feb 27, 2005

Dear all,
I did an interpreting job which consisted of 2 hours prison visit where I interpreted (consecutively) between the prisoner and his solicitor (trial preparation). How much should I charge for such an assignment? Should I add my travel time (2 hrs each way)and if yes, at what rate?
Thanks for your help.

[Subject edited by staff or moderator 2005-02-28 00:08]


Jesús Marín Mateos  Identity Verified
Local time: 14:47
English to Spanish
+ ...
As far as I know... Feb 28, 2005

Hi Joanna,
For that kind of interpreting there are rates from £12 to £35 per hour so if you were contacted directly by the solicitor I would charge the upper part of the scale (£25/£30ph) and what is quite common is to charge half the rate for travelling time.
If you are going to chare £25 per interpreting hour then you need to charge £12.50 per hour for travelling time.
There is another way of charging for this. Some times it is considered as half day or full day and then you would need to apply your rate for that.
I hope that helps.
Kind regards,


Joanna8 (X)
Local time: 14:47
English to Polish
thanks! Feb 28, 2005

Thank you Jesus


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