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5 Questions All Law Firms Should Ask DNA Testing Labs

Must Reads DNA Testing Pitfalls

A quick Internet search reveals a plethora of DNA testing firms, each offering a wide range of services that vary in price. However, some laboratories are more reputable than others, so it’s important to do some research before booking. We’re often contacted by clients who have received... Read More

28th January 2015
MDMA Exposure - A Second Opinion

MDMA Exposure - A Second Opinion

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What would you do if your client claimed their drink had been spiked with ecstasy, yet tests indicated they were a habitual user of the drug? In December 2012, Mr W. was off duty and socialising. He was given a drink which he later suspected had been spiked, almost certainly with MDMA. He... Read More

10th December 2014
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Hair Alcohol Testing - The 2014 Consensus

Articles References Training Material Alcohol Testing Hair, Drug and Alcohol Industry Updates

On 13 June 2014, at a meeting in Bordeaux, France, the Society of Hair Testing passed a new consensus on the use of hair testing as a method of determining levels of alcohol consumption. The consensus is based on tests that took place from December 2013 to January 2014, with the participation of 31... Read More

30th November 2014
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Nail Testing - A New Alternative to Hair Testing

Articles References Training Material Alcohol Testing Drug Testing Industry Updates

Determining drug and/or alcohol abuse is usually done through hair testing, but many circumstances render this approach impossible: baldness, religious grounds, or reluctant participants are all potential issues. Sometimes, collection agents even arrive only to find the person under suspicion... Read More

30th November 2014

Excessive Alcohol Abuse: From Legal Testing Perspective

Articles Must Reads Alcohol Testing Hair, Drug and Alcohol Testing Pitfalls

Alcoholism is often cited in family law cases, particularly those surrounding child neglect or domestic abuse. It’s an issue that carries huge implications for all parties concerned, so it’s vitally important to seek thorough and accurate testing when investigating claims. Governments used to... Read More

1st September 2014

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