Quality Assurance

  • ITI (Institute of Translating & Interpreting 
  • ATC (Association of Translation Companies)
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Legal Sector

Alpha's core area of specialism is the legal sector. Starting from recruitment of linguists to delivering services 24 hours a day, all aspects of our operational setup are carefully constructed to provide a consistent high quality service. 

Over the past decade we have provided translating and interpreting services throughout the criminal justice sector in Scotland and beyond. This includes: court assistance during numerous high profile cases. Additionally, we have worked closely with the country’s top police forces on a wide range of police matters. We also list numerous defence agents in our repeat client base.

Our linguists are suitably qualified and fully understand all relevant sensitivities and legal concepts to ensure provision of a quality assured linguistic service across the criminal justice sector. Witness statements, extradition papers, contracts, terms and conditions, petitions, and various general legal notices are some examples of our criminal justice sector’s written translation work.

Some of our main clients from this sector include:

  • Scottish Court Services (50 locations)
  • Crown Office Procurator Fiscal Service (49 locations)
  • Scottish Legal Services Ombudsman
  • Law Society of Scotland
  • Lothian & Borders Police
  • Central Scotland Police
  • Tayside Police
  • Strathclyde Police
  • Fife Constabulary
  • Legal Aid Board
  • Northern Constabulary
  • Dumfries & Galloway Police
  • Grampian Police
  • Northumbria Police
  • London Metropolitan Police
  • British Transport Police
  • HM Prison Services
  • Public Defence Solicitors Office
  • Various local authority legal departments
  • Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration
  • Legal Complaints Commission
  • HM Revenue and Customs
  • Various leading law firms

Face to Face Interpreting Services 

With an extensive database of highly skilled linguists fluent in more than 100 languages, we have the experience to provide interpreting services in any setting or environment 24 hours a day.

Alpha has sourced interpreting services in almost all languages of the world in a variety of settings such as courts, tribunal meetings, police stations, law firms, hospitals, GP's, business presentations, tours, business meetings and conferences etc.

Our modern IT workflow system is core to our capacity for managing high volumes of work. Our linguists and staff have covered thousands of interpreting sessions/ hours for a variety of clientele.  

Our experience and resources allow us to offer solutions for any linguistic requirements - including:

  •   Simultaneous & whispered interpreting

  •   Consecutive Interpreting

  •   Telephone Interpreting

  •   Liaison Interpreting

Alpha operates 24 hours a day and provides cover on short notice and even instantly when required.

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Written Translation Services

Our success and fast growing client base is a direct result of client satisfaction achieved through provision of accurate and consistently high quality translation services for a full range of documentation.

Legal, Medical, Technical, Financial Public, or Academic, which ever is your sector, Alpha has the experience and resources to manage your translation requirements. 

Our ever growing network of native, qualified and experienced translators supported by expert project managers jointly offer comprehensive translation services for all types of documents. 

Several thousand translation projects have been completed by Alpha ranging from basic business/ personal communication to complicated and sensitive legal, technical and medical documentation.

Our comprehensive project list includes translation of

  • websites
  • contracts
  • marketing material 
  • legal documents
  • technical manuals
  • IPO's
  • Leaflets
  • Brochures
  • Newsletters
  • Presentations
  • general correspondence letters/ reports

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Telephone Interpreting Services


Our clients can access instant telephone assistance anytime of the day, 24 hours, 365 days a year, thus ensuring that clients are never left without cover. 

Having provided linguistic assistance over the telephone to a wide variety of clients using the best telephone/conferencing facilities, we are experienced and technically adequately equipped to cater for all of your telephone interpreting requirements..

There has been a considerable increase in the demand of this service therefore  Alpha has by necessity sourced-in ideal setup to fully manage this service provision. With our partners we are able to provide telephone interpreting in more than 200 languages.

Each telephone interpreter possesses relevant experience and skills to provide you with a seamless language cover over the phone.

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