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Hair strand testing in care proceedings (Barnet LBC v T (mother) and others (Alere Toxicology and others intervening)

Hair strand testing in care proceedings (Barnet LBC v T (mother) and others (Alere Toxicology and others intervening)
Published on: 18 October 2017
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Hair strand testing in care proceedings (Barnet LBC v T (mother) and others (Alere Toxicology and others intervening)
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  • What was the background to the case?
  • What issues arose for the court’s consideration?
  • What did the court decide, and why?
  • How unusual was it for the court to invite the hair test companies to join the proceedings?
  • Is the guidance given as to the type of evidence that would be useful to receive in these cases helpful? How likely is this guidance to be followed?
  • Are there any other points of interest or significance?
  • What are the implications for practitioners?

Article summary

Local Government analysis: The Family Court has considered the validity of hair strand testing of a mother suspected of using cocaine. Emily James, barrister, of The 36 Group, looks at the court’s decision in Barnet LBC v T—also known as H (A Child: Hair Strand Testing)—and its guidance on how testing organisations should write their reports. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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