Cansford Laboratories’ care guides lighten the load for family lawyers

Leading drug and alcohol testing laboratory, Cansford Laboratories, has introduced a suite of materials – a family law client toolkit – containing accessible guides about the drug, alcohol or DNA testing process.

Cansford Laboratories is the first in the industry to issue free client care guides to support family law clients. Navigating legal processes, especially those related to drug, alcohol, or DNA testing, can be daunting for clients who are unfamiliar with such procedures. Recognising the need for clear and accessible guides, Cansford’s toolkit includes downloadable booklets, audio guides, and videos, to explain the steps of drug, alcohol, and DNA testing.

This initiative gains particular significance considering the recent address by the President of the Family Law division, the Rt Hon Sir Andrew McFarlane. In his speech, Sir Andrew emphasised the need to ensure that family law clients, regardless of cognitive impairments, fully comprehend the legal process.

Understanding the challenges faced by some clients, Cansford Laboratories has designed the family law client toolkit to be easy to read, view and access, breaking down complex legal terminology into comprehensible terms. This approach aligns seamlessly with Sir Andrew’s call for accessible legal procedures that accommodate individuals with intellectual difficulties or challenges in understanding complex information and communication.

Accessing the guides is free and can be easily shared by family lawyers through email, SMS, WhatsApp, or in print, giving lawyers and clients a choice to suit their individual preference. By making complex legal processes more understandable, Cansford Laboratories aims to contribute to a more equitable legal system that caters to diverse client needs.

For more information, and to access the client care guides, visit Cansford Laboratories Client Care Guides

This article was submitted to be published by Cansford Laboratories as part of their advertising agreement with Today’s Family Lawyer. The views expressed in this article are those of the submitter and not those of Today’s Family Lawyer.

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