Hair analysis shows child drug use could be twice as high as previously thought

A new study has revealed that hair analysis may be a crucial factor in unravelling the complexity of adolescent drug usage.  The results showed that almost double the number of children were identified to be using drugs than those who admitted to it in a U.S. survey. The study, which was... Read More

21st March 2023


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13th March 2020

Old hair drug & alcohol tests unreliable: MOJ warns

DNA Legal is the leading provider of hair drug and alcohol services to the UK family courts. We were asked to intervene by The Honourable Mr Justice Peter Jackson in a recent high court case to help the court understand how testing should be conducted and the limitations of testing. ... Read More

23rd November 2017
High Court

High Court confirms reliability of hair strand testing

Hair strand drug testing for cocaine and other common drugs of abuse is regularly used in child and family law cases across to the world to allow courts to establish a change in drug abuse patterns. However there exists some confusion as to what the testing offers and what its limitations are.... Read More

27th October 2017
DNA Legal Team

DNA Legal at Society of Hair Testing Annual Conference

DNA Legal’s head of toxicology, Dr. Salah Briedi, attended the Annual Society of Hair Testing Conference which was held in Cardiff over the course of three days; 12-14 June. The conference has a large focus on the interpretation of results that organisations and scientists provide to their... Read More

30th June 2017
Annual Children Conference

Drug/Alcohol Testing Updates from Head of Toxicology

On 9th February, an annual children’s conference took place in Bristol, held by St. Johns Chambers which is designed to update lawyers and the legal profession on a wide range of topical issues regarding their professional lives. DNA legal were invited to provide a detailed talk on the new... Read More

21st February 2017
DNA Legal Toxicologist

DNA Legal Share Insights on Forensic Science

Last week, DNA Legal’s  forensic toxicologist, Dr. Salah E. Breidi was invited by The Rotary Club in Frome, Somerset to give an insight of forensic science to the local community. The Rotary Club is a charity based in Frome that works with different international communities to bring people... Read More

5th December 2016
DNA Legal Awards

DNA Legal win big at Somerset Business Awards

DNA Worldwide recently won the Somerset Business of The Year award (26-50 staff) and the Marketing & Promotion of The Year Award for DNA Legal. Friday night was a remarkable testament to all the many people we work with who have made this win possible. Hannah Morden, Marketing Director... Read More

26th October 2016
Mendip Business Awards 2016

Winner of Mendip Business of the Year 2016

Over the past 12 Months, DNA Legal (part of DNA Worldwide Group) has been building on its foundation of putting people and relationships first. Today we have a passionate and strong team that is truly supporting individuals to reach a point of truth in their lives.  With DNA Legal we bring... Read More

6th June 2016

Judges given power to order DNA Testing in Family Courts

The story of drawn out courtroom battles, where parties are unable to afford DNA testing and establish paternity, has been commonplace in courtrooms across the country. From September 2015 that will all change as Judges will have the power and funding to order DNA Testing. Justice Minister... Read More

17th February 2015