Posted on 13th May 2015 by Joe Sheppard
Should solicitors and the public expect more legal aid cuts in the near future?
Legal Aid reform was first introduced by the coalition government, due to the scheme costing over £2 billion a year. Legal aid reform was introduced to reduce wasteful spending and to ensure that legal aid goes to the people that need it most.
What can you expect from the next government elected to power?
The term ‘austerity’ has been overly used during the... Read More
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 25th February 2015 by DNA Legal
For over 10 years, a team of scientific researchers from the University of Oxford have been studying the genetic makeup of more than 4,500 volunteers. It’s all part of the ambitious People of the British Isles (PoBI) project, and the results could help shape the future health of the nation.
Who do we think we are?
In 2004, Professor Sir Walter Bodmer and his team set about the task of exploring potential genetic differences between regions... Read More
Posted on 18th February 2015 by DNA Legal
In December 2014, a group of law students and lecturers from the University of Cardiff successfully overturned the murder conviction of Dwaine George, who had been sentenced to life imprisonment following the death of Daniel Dale in 2001. During the original trial, the jury determined that tiny particles of gunshot residue found on George’s jacket were enough to prove his guilt, but the Manchester teenager always maintained his innocence.... Read More