Professional rates charged by Swedish legal translators and interpreters can vary substantially. We, therefore, believe it is more appropriate to sort providers of legal translation and interpreting services according to their overall price, which includes interpreting time, travel time, travel expenses, and their individual rates, rather than just by distance. This way you can easily find linguists who offer the best value and contact them directly.
The fees charged by interpreters can vary dependent on the language spoken and, in general, the fees charged for translation and interpreting services in more obscure languages are higher than in more common languages. In a legal aid case, just as in a privately funded case, a solicitor should aim to secure value for money when instructing any third party. This may, sometimes, involve obtaining competitive quotes where it is possible to do so. (Legal Aid Agency – Criminal Bills Assessment Manual)
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