Posted on 11th July 2016 by DNA Legal
There are both direct and indirect markers used to establish alcohol consumption, however indirect markers are less accurate as they can be affected by other factors, such as medication, health issues, and previous alcohol consumption. Direct markers are only produced when a person has consumed alcohol or has increased blood alcohol levels, which ensures accuracy when establishing levels of alcohol consumption.
Alcohol consumption leads to... Read More
Posted on 4th July 2016 by DNA Legal
Blood testing has been used to highlight potential alcohol abuse for decades and is therefore an established and relied upon method. There are a number of important considerations when selecting blood testing and different routes you can choose.
The first step is to understand the difference between a direct and indirect biomarker. The majority of blood testing conducted is based on indirect biomarkers, this means the test is looking at how... Read More
Posted on 27th June 2016 by DNA Legal
Drug misuse in the workplace can cause serious problems for the user, the company they work for, and even their co-workers.
The possession of certain drugs is illegal, and if an employer is knowingly allowing drug-related activities in the workplace while failing to act, they could also be breaking the law.
Currently the UK government and the Health and Safety Executive believe there isn’t a need for widespread drug testing in the... Read More
Posted on 20th June 2016 by DNA Legal
New drug driving legislation came into place on 2nd March 2015 in England and Wales, making it easier for the police to catch and convict drug drivers.
This new legislation provides an effective way of delivering consequences to those that drive while under the influence of drugs. It is now illegal to drive if you are either unfit to do so because you’re on legal or illegal drugs, or you have certain levels of illegal drugs in your blood... Read More
Posted on 13th June 2016 by DNA Legal
A recent change in British nationality law means that being named as the father on a birth certificate will no longer be enough to prove paternity in immigration cases where the parents are not married.
The change was introduced in September 2015 by the British Nationality (Proof of Paternity) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 to amend the British Nationality (Proof of Paternity) Regulations 2006. This change only affects new birth certificates... Read More