DNA Testing in private family law (children) cases

Closed 21 Aug 2015

Opened 24 Jul 2015

Results Updated 29 Oct 2015

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Overview

This consultation relates to proposed changes to the Blood Tests (Evidence of Paternity) Regulations 1971 (“the 1971 Regulations”)[1]. The consultation relates to possible changes to the definition of “sampler”, and what a sampler must do. The consultation is required to inform possible amendments to the 1971 Regulations to support the roll-out of a scheme for the funding of DNA testing in private family law (children) cases in England and Wales.

 

Audiences

  • Litigants
  • Legal professionals
  • Judiciary

Interests

  • Family justice