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Z (Children), (Application for release of DNA Profiles), Re [2014] EWHC 1999 (Fam); [2014] Fam. Law 1235

DATE: 18 Jun 2014

Whether the High Court had jurisdiction to order the disclosure of a DNA profile derived from a crime scene sample held by the police for use in determining paternity in the face of the putative father’s refusal to consent.  This judgment was successfully appealed to the Court of Appeal (Master of the Rolls): X & Anor v Z (Children) & Anor [2015] EWCA Civ 34.