Posted on 16th February 2015 by David Nicholson
How the impact of the Expert Evidence Pilot has affected the welfare of children's lives
Judges and courts across the country have been faced with the inability to order expert evidence in private family law cases including DNA, Drug & Alcohol Testing. Concerns have arisen about court delays, risk to children and the very outcome of cases as a result of the lack of expert evidence provided.
Due to the concerns... 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 4th February 2015 by DNA Legal
Understanding our scientific testing may seem confusing at first, and we appreciate that your clients may feel nervous about the whole process. Therefore, we’ve created a step-by-step guide to talk you through Hair Drug Testing, allowing you to brief clients on what to expect.
Before the appointment
Samples are collected by qualified nurses, with collections either carried out at one of our nationwide clinics or at agreed private venues.... Read More
Posted on 28th January 2015 by DNA Legal
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 inconclusive results from other providers, and we’re then called upon to carry out a definitive test. As such, we know all the warning signs, so make sure 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