What does the Rating and Directors Disqualification Act mean for company directors?

The Rating (Coronavirus) and Directors Disqualification (Dissolved Companies) Act 2021 grants new powers to the government to investigate and disqualify a company director after they dissolve a company. The legislative measure was pushed through parliament during the coronavirus crisis and received Royal Assent in December 2021. This Act is timely as it protects company stakeholders […]

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The UKGC: law, regulation and responsible online gambling

The UKGC (UK Gambling Commission) is one of those regulatory bodies that gets criticised from all sides of the political divide. Depending on who you ask, it’s either not doing enough, or it’s doing too much. But over the last few years, the UKGC has become much more active in regulating online gambling, particularly the […]

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Raising the legal age – helping the fight to end global underage marriage

Plans which have been long in the making to raise the minimum legal age of marriage in the UK to 18 have made further progress in recent weeks. On 19th November 2021, the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) Bill went through the House of Commons and passed its second reading and is now sitting […]

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AlphaBiolabs launches new alcohol testing device

AlphaBiolabs is now offering SmartMobile™, a new and highly innovative portable breath alcohol testing device with a built-in camera for personal identification, as well as optional GPS tracking capabilities. The SmartMobile™ system allows for instant, on-demand testing and drinking event notifications. To support the launch of this new service, AlphaBiolabs hosted breakfast webinars in November […]

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The 12 Days of Christmas with AlphaBiolabs

AlphaBiolabs are extending their support to vulnerable families once again this Christmas. Through their work providing DNA, drug and alcohol testing services, the company have regular contact with many people who are undergoing legal or court-instructed DNA, drug or alcohol testing, and are struggling with some aspects of daily life. In response, AlphaBiolabs have been […]

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Moving to Spain from the UK in 2022

Spain has continually been among the top destinations for Britons who wish to leave the gloomy UK weather behind. Estimates show that nearly 400 000 British expats live as permanent residents in Spain, and that number doesn’t include anyone in the country for a temporary period. Even the complications brought on by Brexit didn’t manage […]

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AlphaBiolabs enhances its SCRAM CAM® continuous alcohol monitoring service

As an authorised distributor of SCRAM CAM® in the UK, AlphaBiolabs has recently enhanced its continuous alcohol monitoring service by now offering free regular court-approved reports and a commitment to notifying a client of any alcohol consumption by the SCRAM CAM® user within 24 hours of that drinking event being confirmed. Continuous alcohol monitoring around […]

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Time limits in personal injury claims in Scotland

It is important to bear in mind the time limit for claiming compensation, whether you’re claiming for a road traffic accident, accident at work or any other type of accident. If the deadline is missed, you may lose the right to claim. The principle underpinning this is so that the rights of someone making a […]

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What are secret trusts?

An individual’s final will and testament becomes a public document when probate has been granted. The Wills Act 1837 is an anti-fraud device used to make sure a will is genuine and complies with certain formality requirements. Section 9 of the Act outlines that a valid will should be: in writing; signed by the testator […]

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5 lesser known reasons to use a solicitor

Many of us can go much of our adult lives without requiring a solicitor – or so we might think. In fact, there are plenty of areas where solicitors offer an invaluable line of support and practical guidance – one which many of us stand to benefit from. Read more below. To witness documents In […]

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