Ashlee Healthcare Ltd is the only independent consultant in the UK and can advise you on the best way forward for your client where drug/alcohol issues are concerned. This saves time and money not to mention delays in proceedings.
Our initial consultation is free to those that no longer qualify for legal aid, unfortunately the recent changes have placed forensic testing out of reach financially for a lot of those with a genuine need.
Then next step is the testing process, we work with a variety of UKAS accredited labs and always strive to negotiate the best possible prices without compromising the level of service.
If the allegation of drug use is disputed by your client we would suggest an initial screen on a hair sample. This would highlight any issues that can then be further investigated, hopefully then funded by legal aid due to the risk presented, if this screen proves negative then the issue of substance abuse can be removed from the proceedings.
Independent Drug Testing
For those cases where drug abuse is admitted then we would advised bypassing the screening process and going straight for confirmation. We have negotiated with one lab that, in this scenario, they would test for ALL drugs but would only charge for reporting on those detected. This ensures that the courts have full information on the clients use of drugs without the costs incurred by other laboratories.
We hope this has been useful and if you require any further information or would like to meet to discuss how we can help you and your clients please do not hesitate to contact us directly.