For simultaneous interpreting, a single interpreter can use technology (interpreting booth/ headsets and infrared transmission systems) to provide simultaneous delivery of your message in the appropriate language to any number of individual members of a large audience.
Here, during a deliberate pause after each short section delivered by a speaker, your interpreter recapitulates, in the appropriate language, what has just been said. The interpreting is conducted in both directions as required, making it particularly suitable for two-way communication. It is especially suitable for small groups of people, allowing both the interpreter and the clients to ask for more clarification and detail if necessary.
Where only one person in a group conversation requires interpreting assistance, their interpreter sits next to them and whispers a simultaneous translation of what other group members are saying. If the client needs to respond, the interpreter will relay that response to the whole meeting as a consecutive translation. This allows for minimal interruption to the flow of a natural discussion, while ensuring that everyone understands what is being said.
We would be happy to discuss your particular requirements when it comes to appointing interpreters for UK and international business visits, attendance at High Courts or other legal venues, as well as for any private or social gathering.
It's worth pointing out that it is often useful to have an initial briefing with the interpreter to clarify objectives and create awareness of any relevant cultural issues before any interview with a non-English speaking client.