How to know if your pension has been mis-sold

Mis-selling of pension schemes is not uncommon. In fact, the problems are so prevalent that the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has dedicated information on its website to help people understand their rights and avoid being mis-sold again. If you think your pension could have been mis-sold, there are several things you need to know, and […]

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Prenatal paternity testing: when is it useful in family court?

Casey Randall, Head of DNA at AlphaBiolabs, discusses the benefits of prenatal paternity testing for legal proceedings, including when family law professionals might instruct this test, and how it’s performed at the DNA laboratory. A non-invasive prenatal paternity (NIPP) test is the safest option for anyone looking to establish paternity before a baby is born […]

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GDPR vs UK GDPR — what’s the difference?

GDPR, the General Data Protection Regulation, was passed in 2018 as new legislation to protect the use of personal data across the EU and European Economic Area (EEA). While the regulation originally applied to the UK, as of the 1st January 2021, the UK officially left the EU after completing the agreed transition period. Since […]

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Divorce for men

Here at Breakthrough Family Law, we understand divorce can be a treacherous affair for men. Our family solicitors continue to provide tailored services, with men’s divorce, child custody and fathers rights being the focus. In order to provide you with some general knowledge, we have put together the most popular questions we get asked by our […]

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What advice should a lawyer give to a startup?

When a business comes to you with a legal enquiry, it’s generally a case of the more specific, the better – helping you narrow down whether you can help, the best options on the table, and the right questions to ask. However, when a brand-sparkling new startup comes to you for general advice with no […]

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Complex relationship DNA tests: which test is best for your client?

Casey Randall, Head of DNA at AlphaBiolabs, explains how complex relationship DNA testing works, how such tests can be used for legal purposes, and how to interpret the results.     When we talk about DNA testing for legal matters, the first thought that probably comes to mind is paternity testing; a DNA relationship test most […]

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Charged with sexual offences for chatting with minors online? – the sentencing guidelines

If you have been charged with an offence as a result of communicating with a person under the age of 16 ( or in certain cases under 18 ) on the internet, you may be concerned about what happens next.  You may be charged with an offence if you contact the person for sexual purposes.  […]

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Why join a virtual law firm like Scott-Moncrieff as a freelancer consultant solicitor?

More solicitors than ever before are choosing to join a virtual law firm – and for good reason. It is well documented that people work best when they are happy with their working environment, enjoy a good work-life balance, and feel rewarded for what they do. Joining a virtual law firm can give you increased […]

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Essentials of company liquidation

Liquidation is the process whereby a company is dissolved, its assets sold and distributed to the appropriate parties. There are multiple different types of liquidation, depending on what circumstances the company in question finds itself in.  Working out which kind of liquidation approach is appropriate will include answering basic questions, such as whether the company […]

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Supporting an immigration application with DNA evidence

Casey Randall, Head of DNA at AlphaBiolabs, explores what barristers and family law professionals need to know about DNA testing for immigration, including when a client might wish to submit DNA evidence, and which relationship tests are best for immigration applications.     Scientific advances in DNA analysis make it easier than ever to establish a […]

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