Court DNA Test

Family Court Directed DNA Testing for Section 20 Orders.

0203 4243 465

Court Directed Testing

Court Approved DNA Testing

Section 20 Court Direct Testing

Conducting a court-approved DNA Test after order from the UK Family Courts is a simple process. DNA Legal will support you and your client through the entire process.

  1. Contact DNA Legal for a competitive quote.
  2. Arrange for DNA samples to be collected by a registered medical practitioner.
  3. DNA Samples are securely shipped to the laboratory for testing.
  4. Results are released to the instructing parties.

The process takes 3-5 working days from the time the samples arrive at our laboratory.

Contact the DNA Legal Section 20 team on 0203 441 8454.

Ministry Of Justice

When a DNA test is court ordered, a statutory power provided to the courts under Section 20 of the Family Law Reform Act 1969, individuals must select a testing laboratory on the Ministry of Justice accredited List.

The list is maintained by the Ministry of Justice to ensure the highest quality standards of testing are met, and that the correct procedures are followed.

DNA Legal is the brand name for Eurofins Medigenomix Forensik. Eurofins Medigenomix Forensik has been accredited by the Ministry of Justice as a body that may carry out parentage tests directed by the civil courts in England and Wales under section 20 of the Family Law Reform Act 1969.​

When selecting DNA Legal you can be certain that you receive the highest quality testing, in line with the requirements set out by the Ministry of Justice.

Ministry of Justice and Section 20 Accredited DNA testing Services

DNA Legal is proud to offer MoJ accredited parentage tests directed by the civil courts in England and Wales under section 20 of the Family Law Reform Act 1969 and has been since 20XX. DNA Legal is the brand name for Eurofins Medigenomix Forensik. When a DNA test is court-ordered, a statutory power provided to the courts under Section 20 of the Family Law Reform Act 1969, individuals must select a testing laboratory on the Ministry of Justice accredited List - https://www.gov.uk/get-dna-test

We understand that each DNA test can have a potentially life-changing impact on families, therefore each of our clients, be they private individuals or solicitors representing family members, are provided with a dedicated Account Manager and Case Manager to provide professional advice and guidance at each stage of proceedings, to ensure you are always kept fully abreast of your DNA test from your initial enquiry through to receiving your results.

The highest quality, accurate and strictly confidential service for each and every individual is at the forefront of our company ethos and is practically lived by our teams and built into our processes. Our ultimate aim is to provide the best service with the most accurate results in a timely and cost-effective manner, suitably aligned within the requirements set out by the MoJ. The process is simple:

1. Contact DNA Legal for a competitive quote.

2. Arrange for DNA samples to be collected by a registered Collection Technician.

3. DNA Samples are securely shipped to the laboratory for testing.

4. Results are released to the instructing parties.

Collection of your DNA sample couldn't be easier

DNA Legal has a nationwide team of highly skilled and accredited Collection Technicians, available to accommodate your appointments within 24 hours. Our Collection Technicians are available 7 days a week, with evening and weekend appointments also available - we can also arrange for the appointment to take place at your home address if this is more convenient and fits around work and childcare commitments. 

When attending your appointment the only thing you have to remember is to provide your Collection Technician with one form of photographic ID to verify your identity. To collect your DNA, the Collection Technician will rub a Buccal swab in a circular motion on the inside of your cheek to sample some cheek cells. Cheek cells provide sufficient transfer of DNA to the Buccal swab, are pain free and non invasive to collect - ensuring the process is as simple as possible.

DNA Legal's MoJ accredited testing results can be used to provide clarity and resolution in a variety of legal circumstances:

  • Child Custody & Protection
  • Family Disputes
  • Immigration Cases
  • Immigration and Passport applications
  • Inheritance & Probate disputes
  • Adoption 
  • Birth Certificate Amendments

When you choose DNA Legal you can be certain that you receive the highest quality testing, suitably aligned with the requirements set out by the Ministry of Justice. For more information or to discuss your case:

MOJ team: 0203 441 8454 or info@dnalegal.com

Section 20 team: 0203 4243 465