Joke Of The Week: Barrister Gets Court Chuckling With Interpreter Gag

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Lawyers aren’t always that funny. Remember the “iPad oxygen” quip made by Stephen Miller QC at an inquest for a man who’d died in hospital after equipment failures?

But I’m happy to report that yesterday Miller’s fellow barrister Andrew Dallas proved some members of the legal profession have a decent sense of humour.

After Karel Novotny, who speaks no English, had his hearing at Bradford Crown Court adjourned for a second time earlier this week because, once again, no interpreter had turned up, Dallas asked:

“Is it quicker if I learned Czech?”

After the laughter subsided, Judge Durham Hall said a wasted costs order would be made against Applied Language Solutions subject to any further representations from them.