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Re H (A Child: Hair Strand Testing) [2017] EWFC 64
Date:23 OCT 2017
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Law Reporter

(Family Court, Peter Jackson J, 29 September 2017)

Public law children – Parental drug use – Hair strand testing – Low level results of drug use – Procedure – Care or supervision order

The judge concluded that the mother had not used cocaine during 2017 and made a supervision order.



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This judgment was handed down after a hearing in private. It can be reported, provided that the family members are not identified. Failure to comply with this condition may be a contempt of court.

Neutral Citation Number: [2017] EWFC 64

IN THE FAMILY COURT
SITTING AT THE ROYAL COURTS OF JUSTICE

29 September 2017

Before:

THE HONOURABLE MR JUSTICE PETER JACKSON
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Between:

THE LONDON BOROUGH OF BARNET
Applicant

-and-

(1) T (Mother)
(2) G (Father)
(3) H (Child)
Respondents

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(1) ALERE TOXICOLOGY
(2) E4 LAW LIMITED (t/a LEXTOX)
(3) DNA LEGAL
Interveners

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William Tyler QC and Emily James (instructed by instructed by Sarah Johnson, Legal Services) for the Local Authority
Hannah Markham QC and Kate Tompkins (instructed by Dawn Wilson of Creighton & Partners) for the Mother
Paul Hepher (instructed by Jalpa Vadgama of Guile Nicholas Solicitors) for the Father
Timothy Parker and Edward Lamb (instructed by Sabina Mahmood of Gary Jacobs & Co) for the Children’s Guardian
Tina Cook QC and Damian Woodward-Carlton (instructed by Nick Cunningham of Gowling WLG (UK) LLP) for Alere Toxicology
Ronan O’Donovan (instructed by David Martin of Carbon Law Partners) for Lextox
John Tughan QC (instructed by Philip Banks-Welsh of Royds Withy King, Solicitors) for DNA Legal

Hearing dates: 18-22, 25 & 29 September 2017
Judgment date: 29 September 2017

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JUDGMENT – Re H: Hair Strand Testing

Judgment:
Re H (A Child Hair Strand Testing) [2017] EWFC 64.rtf


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