Posted on 11th March 2015 by DNA Legal
Kate Francis has been a member of the DNA Legal team for nearly six years, accumulating expert knowledge of all testing procedures and regulations. She oversees our collection network, spanning 4,000 sites in over 200 countries.
Her thorough approach ensures that our sample collectors follow strict guidelines, guaranteeing exceptional service for all clients. Here, she explains how comprehensive training ensures accurate results, and... Read More
Posted on 4th March 2015 by DNA Legal
Michelle Underwood oversees all DNA Legal operations, ensuring procedures are followed and we maintain the highest levels of result accuracy. She has a strong background in forensics, and here she explains her pivotal role in more detail.
What's your background, and how did you come to specialise in DNA testing?
I achieved a First Class BSc (Hons) in Clinical Applied Biomedical Science, but decided that working in an NHS lab wasn’t for me... Read More
Posted on 11th February 2015 by DNA Legal
Posted under: Interviews
PD Dr Burkhard Rolf is Head of DNA Services here at DNA Legal, leading a highly-skilled and dedicated team of forensic scientists at our world-leading laboratory. His wealth of experience ensures that we continue to pioneer the most advanced testing in the world, guaranteeing the highest levels of accuracy for all cases.
Here, he reveals how his love of the science has led to exciting new discoveries.
What did you study, and why did you... Read More
Posted on 21st January 2015 by DNA Legal
Every year, numerous criminal cases are re-opened due to evidence offered by DNA testing, leading to convictions or exonerations of long past crimes. The chances of other suspects featuring the same DNA profile are quoted as ‘billions to one’, making it an accurate way of proving that an individual was present and (often) involved in the crime.
Of course, DNA evidence hasn’t always been present as a traditional form of police investigation,... Read More
Posted on 7th January 2015 by DNA Legal
The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders (LASPO) Act was passed in 2012, despite resistance from legal professionals, social workers, parliamentary opposition parties and charities. The LASPO act abolished the Legal Services Commission, an executive non-departmental public body of the Ministry of Justice, replacing it with the Legal Aid Agency.
One of the primary reasons for such widespread protest against the act was that the... Read More