Gloria Ogborn

Full Member

Contact Details



NRCPD registered

About Gloria

* NRCPD Registered Qualified Interpreter (RSLI) (Since 1989)

* Fellow of ASLI (Legal services)

* Trainer (Legal Interpreting CPD)

* Mentor (for legal work only)

* UK Registered Expert Witness

* Ministry of Justice Quality Assurance Assessor

* Consultant.

Having grown up as the only hearing child of a deaf family, my mother tongue is British Sign Language (BSL). I am a native user of BSL.

I started working and training as an interpreter in 1987 and qualified in 1989. Since then I have been immersed in the interpreting field throughout.

In March 2000, I was awarded a fellowship of the Association of Sign Language Interpreters in recognition of my work within the legal domain. I am also a past Chair of the Association of Sign Language Interpreters (ASLI).

I am a named contributor on The Advocates' Gateway: Toolkit No 11.

As well as being a working interpreter, I am the also one half of the the No. 1 providers of legal interpreting training to BSL Interpreters providing a portfolio of legal CPD training courses under the name of G&B Training.

Although I specialise in all types of legal interpreting assignments, I have over the past 30 years as a qualified interpreter amassed a broad breadth of experience in almost all domains, including

* LEGAL - Court (Crown, Magistrates, County, Family), Police, Solicitors, Child Protection, Tribunals

* BUSINESS - Meetings, Training, Committees, Interviews, Discussion Groups, etc. (at all levels)

* MEDICAL - Hospitals, GPs, Mental Health, Counselling

* PUBLIC SERVICE - Community interpreting (1:1, small groups)

* PLATFORM - Party Political Conferences, Conferences, Seminars, Theatre performances

* EDUCATION - Higher and Further

* TELEVISION - Live and recorded News broadcasts, Public Service Videos (Public Service Information, English - BSL translations).

Work Domains

  • Community
  • Conference
  • Court
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Medical
  • Mental Health
  • Police
  • Political
  • Social Services
  • Solicitor
  • Training Courses

Additional Skills

  • Assessor
  • ASLI Trained Mentor
  • Sign Language Translator