Have you considered further training on working as an Interpreter within the legal domain? Mike Unsworth is running a Legal Training taster session in June, 2018.
Mike has 20 years of interpreting within the legal domain. He has worked in all areas of Legal interpreting including Police; Magistrates Courts; Crown Courts; Coroners Courts; Royal Courts of Justice; The Old Bailey; Immigration and Extradition hearings.
Having interpreted the full spectrum of crime cases and within high security settings during his career, Mike draws on this wealth of experience in his workshops. He has been Head of Interpreting for a leading national Interpreting agency and has mentored and supervised a large team of interpreters whilst in that post.


Date: 23rd June 2018

Time: 10.00 – 16.30

Location: Bury Town Football Club

Ram Meadow, Cotton Lane Bury Saint Edmunds IP33 1XT

Lunch, tea, coffee and snacks provided.

Price: £75 per person

Spaces are limited.

Please contact mike_unsworth@hotmail.com to confirm your place.

Mike is freelance, specialising in all areas of the legal domain and regularly acts as Lead Interpreter facilitating for teams working high profile cases.

Having been involved in consultancy and training for several years now, he takes pride in putting something back into the profession. In doing so, Mike offers mentoring and is always happy to support colleagues within the profession as and when required.


Bury Town Football Club is conveniently located just 15 minutes walk from the Railway Station.

There is ample on site parking for 15 cars but should more parking be required the Rams Meadow Car Park on Cotton Lane, Bury Saint Edmunds IP33 1XT is just £2.30 for the day.

Please advise on booking of any special requests regarding buffet lunch requirements and we will do our best to accommodate these. As it is there will be veggie options available.

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available before and during the day.

Agenda for the day

09.30 -10.00


‘I do solemnly sincerely…’
The Interpreter Oath – to Swear on the Bible or to Affirm…that is the question..?

Court settings and the roles of the Sign Language Interpreter?

Positioning for the Interpreter or a team of interpreters, the role of the Deaf Relay Interpreter and Deaf Intermediaries?

Assertiveness and control of the courtroom environment

Lunch 12.15 – 13.00

Jargon busting, understanding the intent and meaning of cross examination, nuances, subtlety, and ambiguity of Counsel?

Practical exercises ‘today your honour I’m going to be a Court Sign Language Interpreter!’ Q & A session and discuss options for follow up workshop.

Finish 16.30

For more information, contact mike_unsworth@hotmail.com.