My name is Philip Blackburn and I am a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales. I have across the previous two decades specialised in serious fraud and large criminal cases.
In 2018 I was instructed in a very serious and high profile matter that attracted international press attention and further was the subject of a documentary by the BBC current affairs programme, Panorama. I was instructed by a Polish national who had an extremely limited understanding of the English language, whether written, or spoken. It was apparent from the outset that a very major part of managing the case properly would be to secure the services of a high calibre interpreter and translator. It was my very good fortune, and good fortune for my client, that I located Iwona Wright who carried out interpretation and translation across many hours and days on a very serious and complex legal matter. What is more, my client suffered with alcoholism, and so the project was made even more demanding.
The case only properly concluded very recently and I have therefore known Iwona Wright for around 20 months.
During this time I can say the following with regard to Iwona:
In short, I wholly commend Iwona as a first class interpreter and translator. Her character and personality mean that her professional skills are complemented by somebody who is a very fine individual to work with professionally.
I am happy to be contacted should clarification be required.
Phil Blackburn, Cobleys Solicitors Ltd
+44 0753 449 7870