DNA Testing in private family law (children) cases

Closed 21 Aug 2015

Opened 24 Jul 2015

Results Updated 29 Oct 2015



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.



  • Litigants
  • Legal professionals
  • Judiciary


  • Family justice