Erica Baron is heading this division
Erica Baron is heading the new division.
Nick Hill

Language services provider thebigword announces launch of legal and justice division

thebigword, the global language services provider, is launching a legal and justice division to meet demand for its high security translation and interpreting assignments.

The Leeds-headquartered company has appointed Erica Baron as sales manager for the new division, which serves national and international clients.

These include various police forces, a Silicon Valley technology giant and a number of Magic Circle, Silver Circle and multinational law firms.

Erica played a major role in winning the tender to supply the Ministry of Justice and was closely involved in the implementation of Europe’s largest language services contract.

The new division is separate to the operations that serve the MoJ.

In her new role, Erica will lead and manage the new division.

Erica Baron said: “We are seeing huge growth in demand for translation and interpreting work from the public sector and private sector. In law enforcement, agencies are requiring telephone interpreting services 365 days per year, 24 hours a day and I am very proud of the fulfilment levels thebigword are achieving.”

Erica went on to say in respect of commercial law work: “We are seeing an uplift in work which includes translating contracts and patent applications for international businesses.

“Everyone wants high levels of security, which we are able to provide through our network of fully vetted linguists. In addition to our patented highly secure translation environment which has also given us the opportunity to win work from a number of global banks.”

Larry Gould, founder and chairman of thebigword, also commented: “We have earned a strong reputation for our translation and interpreting services in the legal and justice sectors.

“We are proud to be helping to support the smooth administration of justice through our work with the MoJ. We are also proud to be helping law firms across the UK to break down language barriers in the provision of expert legal services to regional, national and international clients.”

Mr Gould was one of the speakers at the Leeds Conference, a showcase for UK legal services in leading centre of excellence outside the City of London.

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