The pitfalls of hair testing

Amy Barrow, Trainee, Irwin Mitchell Sheffield
Zoe Round, Partner, Irwin Mitchell Sheffield


Whilst
societal attitudes to drug use have evolved over time, our courts continue to
preside over an inquisitorial jurisdiction. If there is any suggestion in
children law proceedings of parental drug use, the court may direct that a hair
test is required before determining the amount of time that a child can spend
with that parent.

When
your client is faced with the prospect of a hair test and informs you that
their drug use is purely historical, indeed they stopped using within the last
6 months, you may assume that a negative result will …read more

Source: Family Law News

    

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