Court of Appeal allows posthumous use of DNA to confirm paternity: Michael Mylonas QC and Amy Street represent the appellant
7th February 2018
Michael Mylonas QC and Amy Street represented the appellant in this case in which the Court of Appeal allows posthumous use of DNA to confirm paternity. This is significant because the deceased had never given consent and the tissues used for testing were provided for his own treatment prior to death when he was unaware of any potential claim. It raises interesting issues about the public’s awareness of the uses to which tissues given for biopsy and testing might be used post-mortem. This is likely to have wider significance in relation to inheritance and trust disputes.
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