Criminal Law Translation Services


The nature of Criminal Law and the cultural and ethnic diversity of people in the United Kingdom often means that interpreting and translation services are required by clients. Prestige Network have been providing Criminal Law services to lawyers practicing in the criminal law sector since our inception in 1991. Our ISO 9001 accredited Quality Management Programme guarantees clients accuracy and quality in terms of linguist suitability, recruitment vetting, auditing, internal data handling procedures as well as legal translation; and our CyberEssentials certification provides client reassurance with regard to network security, equipment configuration and much more. That’s why we are trusted by legal firms throughout the UK including well known firms in the cities of London and Manchester.

When it comes to Criminal Law documentation, accurate translations provide another layer of defence against rejection of witness statements and further key testimonies in court. Prestige Network and its linguists are familiar with legal systems and legal terminology across the European Union and further afield and can provide the accuracy and attention to detail essential for success in cases of Criminal Law. Our linguists hold advanced degrees in law and bring the requisite work experience necessary to accurately translate your legal documents.

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We're proud to have worked with over 580 major law firms in London, Manchester and across the United Kingdom over the last 25 years. Find out how our friendly, professional team can help you with your legal translation needs. We will find you the best solution that fits your timescales and budget.

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We consider your needs, provide input where necessary based on our experience and help guarantee your Criminal Law documents conform to all requirements and worldwide best-practice standards. Our translations are confidential and adhere to strict deadlines. Moreover, our collaborative workforce analyses, translates, edits and proofreads your text to ensure total accuracy.

Translation for Criminal Law may include the translation of supporting documentation including witness statements, translation of court transcripts, medical records, identity paperwork, academic certificates, security clearances, job references and more.

Our Guarantee Includes

Secure PDF Delivery

Original Files Not Needed

No Hidden Fees

48hr Turnaround

Professionally Certified

Speedy E-Delivery

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Criminal Law Interpreting Services

In addition to specialised document translation, expert legal interpreting services are invaluable when working with clients whose native language is not English. We have interpreters all over the UK who we send to courts, detention centres and similar legal scenarios when face-to-face meetings are necessary. Prestige Network has perfected its interpreting service over many years and, as a result, we stand out amongst our peers in:

  • Court-certified professional interpretation, including British Sign Language (BSL) and other non-spoken languages
  • Interpreting at interviews, negotiations, presentations and other real-time proceedings
  • Simultaneous or consecutive interpreting at multilingual conferences and symposia.
  • We provide our own state-of-the-art audio equipment to guarantee the clarity and fluidity of the presentation.
Legal Translation & Interpreting
  • Our project management team are experienced in different subject areas and are all linguists with a genuine passion for language.
  • Quality is guaranteed with ISO 9001:2015 certification.
  • All of our linguists have direct experience in the relevant sector to ensure accuracy is paramount.
  • We have robust data handling and security procedures in place and are externally audited each year. We have recently been awarded the CyberEssentials certification and are working towards ISO:27001
  • We’re one of a select handful of suppliers to have been accredited by the Crown Commercial Services, and we’re also on every other major public sector procurement framework.
  • In the past year alone, we’ve worked with almost 170 large public sector organisations, from Councils on the south coast right up to NHS Trusts in Glasgow.
Prestige Network is an award-winning Language Service Provider (LSP) founded in 1991. From our headquarters in Berkshire, we service clients across the UK including City institutions, legal firms, sports teams, the NHS and the Department for Work and Pensions.

We cover translation, localisation, complex DTP, face-to-face simultaneous interpreting as well as telephone and video interpreting, transcription, voiceovers and non-spoken languages including BSL and Braille.

We manage a large pool of experienced, qualified linguists, enabling us to provide a top-quality service to clients, often within demanding timescales. All of our project management team are linguists with a real passion for language.

Our aim is that our clients recognise us as the best in the market, both in terms of quality, accuracy and value but also for our friendly, professional and customer-centric service.

We are externally audited every year and most recently passed the ISO 9001:2015 certification with flying colours.

All areas of the business were independently audited, with procedures assessed and compliance verified.

Selected highlights from the report are below:

Customer Satisfaction Rate: 97%
Fulfilment rate across all clients Interpreting : 93- 97 %
Fulfilment rate across all clients Translation: 97.83 %
On time delivery of translation projects: 98.89%

ISO:9001 certification means that commercial clients and public sector clients alike can rest assured that our quality management systems are best-in-class.

We work across the United Kingdom in the following towns and cities:

ENGLAND

1. Bedfordshire (Bedford, Luton, Dunstable, Leighton Buzzard, Biggleswade, Sandy)

2. Berkshire (Reading, Bracknell, Maidenhead, Newbury, Windsor, Wokingham, Abingdon)

3. Buckinghamshire (Aylesbury, Milton Keynes, Slough, Buckingham, High Wycombe)

4. Cambridgeshire (Cambridge, Wisbech, Ely, March, Whittlesey, Chatteris, Linton)

5. Cheshire (Chester, Stockport, Birkenhead, Wallasey, Runcorn, Macclesfield, Crewe)

6. Cornwall (Bodmin, Truro, Camborne, Redruth, St. Austell, Falmouth, Penzance, Newquay)

7. Cumberland (Carlisle, Whitehaven, Workington, Penrith, Keswick, Brampton)

8. Derbyshire (Derby, Chesterfield, Ilkeston, Swadlincote, Buxton, Matlock, Ashbourne)

9. Devon (Exeter, Plymouth, Torquay, Paignton, Barnstaple, Tiverton, Newton Abbot, Tavistock)

10. Dorset (Dorchester, Poole, Weymouth, Sherborne, Wimborne Minster, Shaftesbury)

11. Durham (Durham, Sunderland, Stockton-on-Tees, Darlington, Hartlepool, Gateshead, Washington)

12. Essex (Chelmsford, Basildon, Romford, Southend, Colcheter, Harlow, Brentwood, West Ham)

13. Gloucestershire (Gloucester, Bristol, Cheltenham, Stroud, Cirencester, Tewkesbury)

14. Hampshire (Winchester, Southampton, Portsmouth, Bournemouth, Basingstoke, Newport)

15. Herefordshire (Hereford, Ross-on-Wye, Leominster, Ledbury, Bromyard, Kington)

16. Hertfordshire (Hertford, Watford, St. Albans, Hemel Hempstead, Stevenage, Hatfield)

17. Huntingdonshire (Huntingdon, St. Ives, St. Neots, Ramsey, Yaxley)

18. Kent (Maidstone, Canterbury, Bromley, Rochester, Margate, Folkestone, Dover, Greenwich)

19. Lancashire (Lancaster, Liverpool, Manchester, Preston, Bolton, Warrington, Barrow-in-Furness)

20. Leicestershire (Leicester, Loughborough, Hinckley, Melton Mowbray, Coalville, Lutterworth)

21. Lincolnshire (Lincoln, Grimsby, Scunthorpe, Boston, Grantham, Stamford, Skegness, Louth)

22. Middlesex (City of London, Harrow, Enfield, Staines, Ealing, Potters Bar, Westminster )

23. Norfolk (Norwich, Great Yarmouth, King’s Lynn, Dereham, Cromer, Hunstanton)

24. Northamptonshire (Northampton, Peterborough, Corby, Kettering, Wellingborough)

25. Northumberland (Alnwick, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Morpeth, Hexham, Berwick-upon-Tweed)

26. Nottinghamshire (Nottingham, Mansfield, Worksop, Newark, Retford, Southwell)

27. Oxfordshire (Oxford, Banbury, Witney, Bicester, Henley-on-Thames, Carterton, Thame)

28. Rutland (Oakham, Uppingham. Cottesmore)

29. Shropshire (Shrewsbury, Telford, Oswestry, Bridgnorth, Whitchurch, Market Drayton, Ludlow)

30. Somerset (Taunton, Bath, Weston-super-Mare, Yeovil, Bridgwater, Wells, Glastonbury)

31. Staffordshire (Stafford, Stoke-on-Trent, Wolverhampton, Walsall, Cannock, Lichfield)

32. Suffolk (Ipswich, Bury St. Edmunds, Lowestoft, Felixstowe, Sudbury, Haverhill, Bungay)

33. Surrey (Guildford, Croydon, Woking, Sutton, Kingston-on-Thames, Wandsworth, Wimbledon, Brixton)

34. Sussex (Chichester, Brighton, Worthing, Crawley, Hastings, Eastbourne, Bognor Regis, Horsham)

35. Warwickshire (Warwick, Birmingham, Coventry, Nuneaton, Rugby, Solihull, Stratford-upon-Avon)

36. Westmorland (Appleby, Kendal, Windermere, Ambleside, Kirkby Lonsdale)

37. Wiltshire (Trowbridge, Salisbury, Swindon, Chippenham, Devizes, Marlborough, Warminster)

38. Worcestershire (Worcester, Dudley, Kidderminster, Stourbridge, Halesowen, Malvern, Evesham)

39. Yorkshire

North Riding (Northallerton, Middlesbrough, Scarborough, Whitby)

East Riding (Beverley, Hull, Bridlington, Driffield, Hornsea, Filey)

West Riding (Wakefield, Leeds, Sheffield, Bradford, Halifax, Harrogate)

York (within the Walls)

WALES

40. Anglesey/Sir Fon (Beaumaris, Holyhead, Llangefni, Amlwch, Menai Bridge)

41. Brecknockshire/Sir Frycheiniog (Brecon, Builth Wells, Hay-on-Wye, Talgarth, Llanwrtwd Wells)

42. Caernarfonshire/Sir Gaernarfon (Caernarfon, Bangor, Llandudno, Conwy, Pwllheli, Porthmadog)

43. Carmarthenshire/Sir Gaerfyrddin (Carmarthen, Llanelli, Ammanford, Llandovery, Kidwelly, St. Clears)

44. Cardiganshire/Ceredigion (Cardigan, Aberystwyth, Lampeter, New Quay, Tregaron)

45. Denbighshire/Sir Ddinbych (Denbigh, Wrexham, Ruthin, Abergele, Llangollen)

46. Flintshire/Sir Fflint (Mold, Flint, Rhyl, Prestatyn, Connah’s Quay, Holywell, Buckley, St. Asaph)

47. Glamorgan/Morgannwg (Cardiff, Swansea, Merthyr Tydfil, Barry, Caerphilly, Bridgend, Neath, Pontypridd)

48. Merioneth/Meirionnydd (Dolgellau, Bala, Tywyn, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Barmouth, Harlech)

49. Monmouthshire/Sir Fynwy (Monmouth, Newport, Blackwood, Cwmbran, Abergavenny, Chepstow, Tredegar)

50. Montgomeryshire/Sir Drefaldwyn (Montgomery, Newtown, Welshpool, Machynlleth, Llanidloes)

51. Pembrokeshire/Sir Benfro (Pembroke, Milford Haven, Haverfordwest, Fishguard, Tenby, St. David’s)

52. Radnorshire/Sir Faesyfed (Presteigne, Llandrindod Wells, Knighton, Rhayader, New Radnor)

SCOTLAND

53. Aberdeenshire (Aberdeen, Peterhead, Fraserburgh, Inverurie, Huntley, Ellon, Turriff)

54. Angus/Forfarshire (Forfar, Dundee, Arbroath, Brechin, Montrose, Carnoustie, Kirriemuir)

55. Argyllshire (Inveraray, Oban, Dunoon, Campbeltown, Lochgilphead, Tobermory)

56. Ayrshire (Ayr, Kilmarnock, Irvine, Saltcoats, Kilwinning, Largs, Troon, Cumnock)

57. Banffshire (Banff, Buckie, Keith, Macduff, Portsoy, Dufftown)

58. Berwickshire (Greenlaw, Duns, Eyemouth, Lauder, Coldstream)

59. Buteshire (Rothesay, Millport, Brodick, Lochranza)

60. Cromartyshire (Cromarty, Ullapool)

61. Caithness (Wick, Thurso, Halkirk, Castletown)

62. Clackmannanshire (Clackmannan, Alloa, Tillicoultry, Tullibody)

63. Dumfriesshire (Dumfries, Annan, Lockerbie, Moffat, Sanquhar, Langholm, Gretna)

64. Dunbartonshire/Dumbartonshire (Dumbarton, Clydebank, Cumbernauld, Helensburgh, Alexandria, Kirkintilloch)

65. East Lothian/Haddingtonshire (Haddington, North Berwick, Dunbar, Tranent, East Linton)

66. Fife (Cupar, Dunfermline, Glenrothes, Kirkcaldy, St. Andrews, Cowdenbeath, Burntisland)

67. Inverness-shire (Inverness, Fort William, Kingussie, Newtonmore, Portree)

68. Kincardineshire (Stonehaven, Banchory, Laurencekirk, Inverbervie)

69. Kinross-shire (Kinross, Milnathort)

70. Kirkcudbrightshire (Kircudbright, Castle Douglas, Dalbeattie, New Galloway)

71. Lanarkshire (Lanark, Glasgow, East Kilbride, Hamilton, Motherwell, Coatbridge, Carluke)

72. Midlothian/Edinburghshire (Edinburgh, Musselburgh, Penicuik, Dalkeith, Bonnyrigg)

73. Morayshire (Elgin, Forres, Rothes, Lossiemouth, Fochabers)

74. Nairnshire (Nairn, Auldearn, Cawdor, Ferness)

75. Orkney (Kirkwall, Sromness, Balfour)

76. Peeblesshire (Peebles, Innerleithen, West Linton)

77. Perthshire (Perth, Crieff, Pitlochry, Callander, Blairgowrie, Rattray, Coupar Angus, Kincardine)

78. Renfrewshire (Renfrew, Paisley, Greenock, Johnstone, Port Glasgow, Barrhead, Kilmalcolm)

79. Ross-shire (Dingwall, Stornaway, Tain, Alness, Invergorden)

80. Roxburghshire (Jedburgh, Hawick, Kelso, Melrose, Roxburgh)

81. Selkirkshire (Selkirk, Clovenfords, Galashiels)

82. Shetland (Lerwick, Scalloway, Baltasound)

83. Stirlingshire (Stirling, Falkirk, Grangemouth, Kilsyth, Bridge of Allan, Denny, Alva)

84. Sutherland (Dornoch, Helmsdale, Brora, Golspie, Lairg, Durness, Tongue)

85. West Lothian/Linlithgowshire (Linlithgow, Livingston, Bo’ness, Broxburn, Whitburn, Armadale, Bathgate)

86. Wigtownshire (Wigtown, Stranraer, Newton Stewart, Whithorn)

We work with over 270 languages each year, including the major European languages – Romance languages including French, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese, Slavic languages including Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, Czech and Slovak, Germanic languages including German, Dutch, Swedish and Norwegian, Afroasiatic languages including Arabic, Hausa, Oromo, Somali and Hebrew and many more.

If the language you’re looking for isn’t listed here, do ask – we can almost certainly meet your needs.

Meet Our Team

Meet Dawn, our Head of Translation

Dawn has a degree in French & German with an MA in Translation Studies. She and her team take care of over 1,700 complex projects each year for clients ranging from City banks, law firms, film studios, sports teams, universities and more.

Meet Waheeda, our Head of Interpreting

Waheeda is our Interpreting Manager and heads up an amazing team fulfilling thousands of bookings a month. She is currently studying for an MSc in Community Development and has a wealth of experience working in the Public Sector.

Translation Process


We have a crack team of experts who will assess your documents on style, content, technical specialisms, etc. Your document is then loaded into project management software and sent to translators selected specifically for your project.
Armed with tools including style guides, glossaries, high-tech translation memories and yes, old-fashioned dictionaries, our translators will get to work on your document, with an emphasis on accuracy and stylistic fit with the source document.
Once the final draft is submitted, your dedicated project manager begins the document review. As soon as this is signed off, the Client Services Delivery Manager prepares the documents for delivery in chosen format, including any design work necessary.

Interpreting Process


Get in touch with one of our sales advisors and talk us through your event. We’ll discuss different interpreting approaches and help you decide which is most appropriate to your event, and also provide any specialist equipment required.
Your specialist interpreter will have spent time studying any preparatory material you’ve provided and arrive at the venue in good time to liaise with your speaker(s).
Our language professionals will interpret accurately and efficiently, enabling effective communication between all parties. Please make sure to give us feedback afterwards as to how it went – we’d love to hear back from you.

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