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Re’ B (children) (sexual abuse and standard of proof) 2008 UKHL 35

25 Jun 2008, 10:41 by Rebecca Fitton-Brown

Labels: house-of-lords, sexual-abuse

The House of Lords has overturned Re'H on the standard of proof in sexual abuse allegations. The simple balance of probabilities applies and neither the seriousness of the allegation nor the seriousness of the consequences make any difference to the standard of proof; there is no logical or necessary connection between seriousness and probability.

Written by Rebecca Fitton-Brown, Barrister at New Walk Chambers, specialising in Family Law.

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