burden of proof

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burden of proof

A UK term of art used in fitness to practice proceedings, which places the onus (burden) on the prosecution to prove their case.
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After applying the balance of probabilities, the Complaints Committee was convinced that the allegations against the member were of substantial substance.
On those findings the judge dismissed the plaintiff's claim since, on the balance of probabilities, the delay had not harmed him.
* The Court concluded "Based on the balance of probabilities, M committed the proscribed acts and is therefore inadmissible to Canada by virtue of s.
"We look at these things on the balance of probabilities and this area of study has been ongoing for many decades.
On the balance of probabilities I would say death was by natural causes."
I am satisfied on the balance of probabilities that each of them would have died whatever time the emergency services reached and rescued them" Coroner Lady Justice Hallett formally rules that the people who died in the July 7 suicide attacks were unlawfully killed "In politics, as in life, sometimes you get these big ups and downs and we have taken a real knock last night.
SOCA lawyers argued that while at the time the criminal case against Gerrard had yet to be proven, the cottage could be considered to be the proceeds of crime "on the balance of probabilities".
"Certainly, on the balance of probabilities, it has not been shown that she was suffering from an abnormality of mind at the time of the killing."
"The committee, having carefully considered the evidence, have not been able to conclude on the balance of probabilities that Mrs Allen knew there was a child protection issue when she made the call to Pupil A's home." The boy attended school on 14 November 2006.
From the date the rules subsequently come into force (no earlier than November 2008), all FTP cases will be based on the civil standard of proof, or 'the balance of probabilities'.
Home office pathologist Dr William Lawler said he could not ascertain the cause of death but on the balance of probabilities it was due to natural causes.
But at an inquest in Pontypridd yesterday coroner Philip Walters recorded an open verdict saying the balance of probabilities was that he died of natural causes.
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