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MoJ warns on reliability of old forensic tests in family cases and issues guidance for concerned clients

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Warning concerns cases carried out by Trimega between 2010 and 2014

  • The Ministry of Justice has published guidance on what concerned clients should do if they were involved in a family case where hair strand testing for drug and alcohol use was provided by Trimega Laboratories.

    The move comes as they have been made aware of police investigations into two testing companies, Trimega and Randox.

    The tests in question were carried out by Trimega Laboratories Limited between 2010 and April 2014.

    In short, clients who may have been materially affected by decisions made in respect of their children, should contact either the local authority or the solicitor acting in the original court proceedings.

    The full guidance is available on the Gov.uk site


Published: 21/11/2017

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