LONDON, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimega Laboratories was proud to act as the main sponsor of the 23rd National Resolution Child Law Conference, which took place from 1-2 April in Cardiff. Resolution's 5,500 members are made up of family solicitors who are committed to a common goal of improving family law and the family justice system.
The two day event included speeches from those involved in the industry including David Norgrove, Chair of Family Justice Review Panel and Philip Waller, Senior District Judge of the Principal Registry of the Family Division. In addition there was the opportunity for members to take part in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) workshops. Trimega was pleased to have delegates in attendance to answer questions on the applied science involved in testing for long term substance misuse using hair.
Delegates expressed fears that UK Government proposals to slash family legal aid would cause severe hardship for families in Wales who are going through the pain of separation or divorce.
Douglas MacSween, General Manager of Trimega Laboratories, commented: "As the principal sponsor of this event we have been able to share and discuss with the attendees the science behind hair testing and how it will help alleviate fears that children may be left in abusive households."
Colin Jones, Chief Executive of Resolution, said: "Resolution is delighted that Trimega sponsored our conference this year. They have an important role to play in helping safeguard children and it is helpful for our members to have the opportunity to understand the science behind hair testing for substance abuse."
About Trimega Laboratories
Established in London in 2005, Trimega Laboratories ( http://www.trimegalabs.co.uk) has developed a range of innovative techniques for testing substances of abuse. Its core business is laboratory-based analysis of hair samples that provide accurate historical records of any alcohol or drugs dependency over a one to 12 month period. In the UK its clients include: family law specialists, social services, regulatory bodies, and professional nursing and pilot organisations. Trimega also works with courts directly.
Other services offered by Trimega Laboratories include: Roadside Drugalyzer Testing for law enforcement, Hair Steroid Testing for athletes, and most recently, Hair Benzodiazepines Testing. Trimega is ISO 14001 certified for environmental management and is also an Investor In People. Trimega Laboratories won the title of Best Use of Technology in the 2008 Barclays-sponsored Startups Awards and has been on the shortlist for the National Business Awards three years running. It was also one of 25 companies to represent the UK in the 2010 European Business Awards.
Trimega was also responsible for the creation of a Hair Strand Scientific Advisory Board. Its purpose is to analyse the fast growing database of information created from the 10,000 hair alcohol tests and 7,000 hair drug tests carried out in the UK each year, of which Trimega is responsible for around 40 per cent. The findings of the Board are shared with the Society of Hair Testing (SoHT) which, as a peer review organisation, will assist it in future decisions - particularly those relating to the setting of universal standards/guidelines. The Board consists of:
Dr. Hans Sachs - a past President of the SoHT and the lead scientist in the Harold Shipman case;
Professor Fritz Pragst - an award-winning forensic toxicologist and founding father of Hair Alcohol Testing; and
Dr. Silke Suesse - a member of SoHT and Laboratory Director of Trimega Drogencheck GmbH laboratory.
Trimega is a Charter Member of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award.
Resolution is a group of over 5,500 family lawyers in England and Wales. Established 26 years ago, it promotes a non-confrontational, constructive approach to resolving family disputes. To find out more, visit http://www.resolution.org.uk/
SOURCE Trimega Laboratories