Joke Of The Week: Barrister Gets Court Chuckling With Interpreter Gag
By Alex Aldridge on
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.