Verbatim court reporters (CRs) cover a myriad of assignments in any setting where a transcript of the spoken word is required. Our accredited CR members work in areas ranging from American depositions, arbitrations, public inquiries, and regulatory health hearings.

Many of our CRs also write realtime, which is when the spoken word appears as text on a device instantaneously. It is important to remember the purpose for which realtime transcription is used. In a hearing/tribunal setting, it enables the viewer:

  • to see and/or mark immediately what was said;
  • to search back simultaneously to cross-check against previous testimony (whether given on the same day or previously); and
  • probably most importantly, to have instantly a full note of what was said and the context in which it was said, rather than the perhaps scanty notes made by others in the room.
  • Alan Bell

  • Contact Info

  • 0774 676 2838
  • abellsttr@gmail.com
  • https://abreporting.co.uk
  • About Our Member

  • I am a realtime court reporter with 30 years experience in Crown Court and the High Court in England. I specialised in the Patents Court, working on many technical and complex cases.

    I offer freelance court reporting services in the UK and worldwide, specialising in Dubai, covering US depositions, arbitrations and related types of hearing.

    I also work as a Speech to Text Reporter in and around the London area, providing support to hearing impaired clients using stenographic techniques.

    I have a wide general knowledge and a love for and high level of skill in the English language, areas which I have found to be complementary in all areas of my career.

  • Member
  • American Depositions, Arbitrations, Court, Disciplinary Hearings/Regulatory Health, Realtime
  • UK, EU, Worldwide