Mediation Interpreters | Mediation Interpreting Services Worldwide
Professional Mediation Interpreting Services in over 100 languages
Mediation, alongside arbitration, is a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), which seeks to provide an out of court settlement for disputes between parties. Unlike arbitration, mediators do not pronounce a binding legal resolution, but rather attempt to mediate between parties and arrive at a negotiated settlement.
While mediation has been around for a long time, it is really only in the last decade that it has become a commonplace procedure for the resolution of commercial disputes. Although it is still, generally speaking, a consensual process, and parties cannot be forced into it, it is always a wise option to consider. This is for two reasons: (1.) mediation is usually a very effective way of settling a dispute; and (2.) in recent years, courts have imposed costs penalties on parties who, even if successful at trial, have unreasonably refused to mediate.
For mediation to be fully effective, parties must understand one another completely, which can be difficult if there are language barriers. At TJC Global, we offer interpreters with extensive interpreting experience and an in-depth knowledge of legal terminology, protocol and culture. We provide individually tailored interpreting services in order to cater for mediatory conferences of all natures and all contexts. It is not uncommon for our legal interpreters to possess a legal background themselves; and this, coupled with our own experience and expertise, ensures a satisfactory solution for all parties concerned.
What forms of interpretation can TJC Global provide?
Video / videoconference interpreting: (also Video Remote Interpreting available) TJC provide language interpreting services to support events such as business discussions, conferences, legal / court / arbitration / litigation, and all other online business interactions in industry during these challenging times.
Participants can communicate with one another via video or voice calls using laptops, smartphones, tablets etc. These can be recorded should you wish to take minutes. Our professionally qualified interpreters can join your online virtual meeting, event, or proceeding, for example, and interpret remotely in the language pairing you require, so as to facilitate smooth communication between all parties.
Telephone / teleconference interpreting is a practical way to bridge any language barriers. The interpreter is either located remotely (away from either party) or is with one of the parties. In both cases they deliver interpreting services through telephone conferencing.
Telephone interpretation is useful for clients who cannot travel to their counterparts’ country, but still wish, for example, to hold business discussions or to communicate progress updates. At TJC Global, we are very happy to provide you with professionally qualified interpreters around the world in almost any selected language combinations.
Simultaneous interpreting (also available with Video Remote Interpretation (VRI))
is used for international conferences, critical business discussions, seminars & symposiums. In this case, there are usually two to three interpreters situated in a booth, away from the audience, who take turns to interpret at high speed, changing over every 15-20 minutes to avoid fatigue.
The interpreters use headsets to listen to the message of the speaker and repeat it immediately (practically “simultaneously”) in the target language for the benefit of relevant audience members.
Consecutive interpreting (also available with Video Remote Interpretation (VRI)) is the most common type of interpreting. It is used for business discussions, negotiations, contract exchanges, commercial, legal, technical discussions, medical or court hearings or on site inspections. The interpreter listens to the speaker, often making notes, and delivers the meaning in the target language afterwards.
The interpreter may wait until a pause or the end, at which point they deliver a translation relatively quickly. Consecutive interpreting may also be used at conferences for panel discussions, Q&A sessions or private discussions between parties – at a stand or elsewhere.
Some of our most recent clients include:
Allen and Overy
Herbert Smith Freehills
To find out more about our previous clients, please visit our Clients and Projects page.
Looking for translation or interpreting assistance in another field?
TJC Global provides specialist interpreting and translation services in a wide array of specialist fields. Whatever your requirement, we can find the right linguist to assist you.
If your industry or project-type is not listed here, please contact us directly with your enquiry.
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