From the 23rd November 2015 CAFCASS are able in defined circumstances to facilitate the provision and funding of DNA test which are directed under Section 20 of the Family Law Format 1969. The services are limited to the following circumstances; a) An application must have been made for a Child Arrangements Order under Section 8 of the Children Act 1989 and b) The Application cannot be determined unless the dispute about paternity of the child is resolved and c) The parents or persons with care of the child are prepared to cooperate with the direction made by the Court. We can advise further as to the availability of DNA test funding and it is not depending on clients being in receipt of Legal Aid. If you therefore require further advice or assistance relating to this please do not hesitate to contact us with regard to the same. Clarkson Hirst specialist family lawyers Kerry Davies, Suzanne Willey, Sean Harkin, Jackie Partington and our paralegals Curtis Booth and Amy Dawber will be only too happy to assist. Call now for an appointment on 01524 39760”.