Designer drugs: the latest worrying trend in substance misuse

Gail Evans, Technical Trainer at AlphaBiolabs, examines the latest trends in illicit drug use as seen in the laboratory, from designer drugs, to ‘unexpected’ substances being detected in a donor’s sample. As a leading provider of drug testing services for family law professionals, social workers and FDACs, we are used to receiving questions regarding trends […]

Child Concern receives £500 donation from AlphaBiolabs Giving Back campaign

Leading drug, alcohol and DNA testing laboratory, AlphaBiolabs, has made a £500 donation to North West charity Child Concern as part of its Giving Back campaign. For every testing instruction AlphaBiolabs receives from family law and social work professionals, the company enters the name of the customer into a bimonthly charity draw. The randomly selected […]

MOCCA and MOCCA-B – the most commonly tested drugs for legal matters

Marie Law, Head of Toxicology at AlphaBiolabs, discusses MOCCA and MOCCA-B drug testing for legal matters; and why it’s important to test for these substances at the same time. As a leading provider of legal drug testing for family law professionals, social workers, and local authorities, we routinely test for a wide variety of drugs […]

5 Ways Legal Accounting Software Can Streamline Law Firm Finances

In the fast-paced world of legal practice, efficiency is paramount. Law firms constantly seek ways to streamline operations and optimise resources, especially when it comes to managing finances. Enter legal accounting software – a powerful tool that can revolutionise how law firms handle their financial tasks. From simplifying billing processes to ensuring compliance, here are five ways […]

 Inspiring Women at Nexa Law – Donna Taylor, Consultant Solicitor

 At Nexa, we are proud to support women in law and delighted to have so many women working with us!  The flexibility and freedom we offer our consultants means we are a place where women can thrive and succeed in their careers.  The theme this International Women’s Day is ‘Inspire Inclusion’ and Nexa Consultant Donna […]

Discover the ‘secret sauce’ in Cansford’s industry-leading efficiency

We all know KFC has spent decades maintaining the secrecy of its infamous chicken recipe. While the secrets to our fast turnaround times may not be locked in a vault, there is a recipe for continually enhancing the efficiency of our drug, alcohol, and steroid testing while still delivering the highest quality service to clients. […]

Cansford Laboratories launches ‘breakthrough’ test to assess alcohol abuse

Cansford Laboratories has launched a new test to further serve communities needing to assess historical and very recent alcohol consumption. The new test offers analysis of an additional blood marker – Ethyl glucuronide (EtG), which can be collected in the same dry blood spot (DBS) as Canford’s well established PEth (phosphatidylethanol) test. This dual DBS […]

SOS Legal Announces Seamless Integration with WillSuite to support private client practice

SOS Legal, a leading provider of legal practice management software to enterprise law firms, proudly unveils its latest advancement – the seamless integration with WillSuite, a cutting-edge platform simplifying wills, LPA, and legal document creation. This collaboration introduces a transformative synergy, streamlining processes for solicitors, will writers, and estate planners. Benefit from the key features […]

Giving Back Campaign

ALPHABIOLABS IS GIVING BACK AGAIN…WIN £500 FOR YOUR CHOSEN CHARITY Over the last few years, leading UK DNA, drug & alcohol testing provider AlphaBiolabs has donated to a number of charities working with some of the UK’s most vulnerable children and families. Through their highly regarded Giving Back campaigns, they have helped to change many […]

SOS focuses on supporting the legal enterprise market

SOS is dedicated to serving the unique requirements of the enterprise legal market, where efficiency, accuracy, and adaptability are imperative for the success of law firms. While cloud-based solutions have gained attention, larger firms demand a more tailored approach to technology due to their complex and specialised requirements. With over 36 years of experience in […]

Who are AlphaBiolabs?

AlphaBiolabs is an award-winning and UKAS-accredited provider of DNA, drug & alcohol testing services for family law professionals across the UK. We offer a comprehensive range of DNA, drug & alcohol testing services, and test your clients’ samples in our own, in-house laboratories in Warrington, Cheshire. We have ISO 17025 accreditation with the extended UKAS […]

Cyber Threats for Law Firms in 2024

Cyber risk will continue to be a major risk for all law firms in 2020 due to the sensitive nature of the information they hold, and the substantial amounts of client money held by over 7,000 of them. The Solicitors Regulation Authority has told firms that they should ask themselves “when will we be targeted […]

How Hoowla Simplifies Tech Management in a Dynamic Legal Landscape

In the rapidly evolving realm of legal practice, legal technology is not just a tool but a transformative force that reshapes how legal professionals operate. While technological advancements offer unprecedented opportunities to streamline processes and enhance client experiences, they also present challenges in adapting to change swiftly and efficiently. This is where Hoowla steps in […]

AlphaBiolabs Alcohol testing and monitoring: latest developments

Due to advances in research, technology, and techniques, AlphaBiolabs can now offer alcohol testing for head hair samples that are just 1cm in length. This means that even if your client only has 1cm of head hair, we will still be able to test it for levels of the ethyl glucuronide (EtG) direct biomarker. This […]

Feature Release: Identify and Bill WIP in a few seconds

Hoowla feature release helps identify and bill WIP in seconds. We are delighted to unveil a significant milestone in our ongoing commitment to enhancing your experience with Hoowla’s Case Management Software. It is with great pleasure that we introduce the Work In Progress (WIP) dashboard, a feature designed to streamline the operations of fee earners […]

Cansford Laboratories announced as headline sponsor of pivotal industry conference

Cansford Laboratories has been announced as the headline sponsor of the annual Resolution Family Practice Conference which will take place on 12th and 13th October, in Nottingham. As a long-standing and trusted drug and alcohol testing partner within the family law sector, Cansford Laboratories is committed to supporting fair case decisions and aiding family lawyers […]

AlphaBiolabs DNA tests for court: when to use the most powerful test available?

Casey Randall, Head of DNA at AlphaBiolabs, explains what counsel need to know about court-approved DNA testing, what the options are, and how its market-leading 45-marker test significantly increases the chance of obtaining a conclusive result in complex relationship testing cases.    All relationship DNA tests work in the same way – by analysing the DNA […]

Meet the team – James Nutt, Laboratory Operations Manager

Scientific beginnings My journey with Cansford Laboratories started in 2011 when I joined as a lab analyst, as the third member of the team. I had previously taken a sandwich year at university, joining TricoTech as a student laboratory technician. This is where I met Lolita Tsanaclis, who kept me in mind when setting up […]

Hoowla and Flotek Forge Strategic Partnership to Elevate Legal Tech Standards

At Hoowla, we’re a pioneering cloud-based case management software solution provider. We’re thrilled to announce a strategic partnership with Flotek, a distinguished leader in managed IT services. This collaboration is set to revolutionise the legal technology landscape, offering tailored solutions that combine cutting-edge technology with seamless workflow efficiency. We’re renowned for our cloud-powered case management […]