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DNA expert witness services

Since it first entered the criminal legal practice, DNA has become an indispensable tool in fighting crime, allowing both unambiguous identification of the criminal by traces of biological material left at the crime scene as well as acquitting innocent suspects. Understanding how DNA evidence is obtained and evaluated allows the
defence to find pitfalls in the evidence and in data interpretation.

A match between the defendant and a biological sample recovered from the crime scene does not and should not automatically mean conviction, even if it is a complete match. DNA is a means of identification and, as other means of identification, it is prone to errors, uncertainties and conflicting interpretations.

At Medical Genomics we will guide you through DNA evidence in your particular case, help you to understand how DNA evidence was obtained, whether it can be interpreted in a way different form that of the prosecution expert, explain what is the significance and the probative value of the evidence and how it can be successfully challenged in court in order to minimize its impact or even dismiss it completely. We will also provide expert witness testimony in court should this be required.

We have published extensively in legal press on the use of DNA in legal practice including the book "Dealing with DNA evidence: A Legal Guide" which is the first of its kind which treats DNA evidence within the framework of English Law.

Medical Genomics has big experience in providing DNA expert witness services for the defence. Our expertise covers the whole range of DNA evidence:

STR genotyping
         LCN DNA teseting
         Analysis of mixed DNA profiles
mtDNA analysis
RFLP genotyping
DNA data interpretation

Our most recent cases include:
R v Ashman (2009) Lewes Crown Court (unreported)
R v Kamara (2009) Central Criminal Court (unreported)
R v Browne (2008) Teeside Crown Court (unreported)
R v Flowers (2008) Southwark Crown Court (unreported)
R v Roberts (2007) Southwark Crown Court (unreported)
R v Kent (2007) Peterborough Magistrate Court (unreported)
R v Birmingham (2007) Kingston Crown Court (unreported)
R v Grant (2006) Reading Crown Court (unreported)
R v Brima [2006] EWCA Crim 408
R v Galvin (2006) Reading Crown Court (unreported)
R v Coe (2006) Leeds Crown Court (unreported)
R v Smith (2005) Reading Crown Court (unreported)
R v Lawrence (2005) Reading Crown Court (unreported)
R v Brima (2005) Central Criminal Court (unreported)

If you would like to get our expert opinion on DNA evidence in your case or obtain a quotation please write to us on

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