Does my DPSI (Law) qualification in French qualify me to interpret with German in a UK court?
Thread poster: Damian Wordenweber

Damian Wordenweber  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 20:13
Member (2016)
German to English
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Aug 9, 2016

Helle there,

I am currently awaiting results for my DPSI (Law) qualification in French.
German is my mother tongue and I have been asked to interpret in court for proceedings with German and English on a subject matter that I am well versed in.

I feel confident enough to do this, but are will my certification in French also mean I am certified for German?
(My gut feeling tells me no, but I would not be surprised, if the agency would allow me to perform this anyway).
Can I get into trouble if I go ahead without being specifically qualified? Could I endanger the argument of the party I would be working for?

Many thanks for your help!

Kind regards,


Nikki Scott-Despaigne  Identity Verified
Local time: 21:13
French to English
Aug 9, 2016

[Edited at 2016-08-09 16:55 GMT]


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