Legal marketing collective First4Lawyers has partnered with the University of Huddersfield to investigate drink and drug driving.
First4Lawyers and the forensics department at the University of Huddersfield will work on the study throughout the year, looking at how forensic science has had an impact on the investigation of drink- and drug-related offences over the past 50 years.
The investigation is due to conclude in September, and will be the first of three projects that will be carried out with the university in 2018.
The partnership is also the first of a number of local relationships that First4Lawyers aims to build throughout the year.
Andy Cullwick, head of marketing at First4Lawyers, said the of the partnership: “We are very excited to announce this partnership with our local university. We welcome the opportunity to work closely with such a wonderful educator and look forward to sharing the final results.”
Sophie Turfus, one of the lecturers in forensic toxicology who is heading up this study at the Huddersfield University, said: “We are very happy to be collaborating with First4Lawyers on a very topical and worthwhile issue, and are proud that our students will gain a real insight into the relevance of forensic sciences in our country by working on this collaborative project. We hope that this will be the start of a long and fruitful relationship with such a prestigious local company.”