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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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Roberts stressed that the burden of evidence that a disability is linked to military service does not have to be absolute.
The court also found that the burden of evidence was too high for those filing complaints toward their attempts to show that errors were made in environmental assessments.
It follows that the burden of evidence for the benefits of separation should fall upon those arguing for independence.
The Order further states that taking peculiar circumstances of the Pakistani consumer into account, more so, in the telecom industry where the consumers range is of widest amplitude, we should not favour a return to unregulated laissez-faire marketing that would transfer the burden of evidence from the seller, who has the advantage of intimate knowledge of the product, to the buyer, who of necessity must make many, often instantaneous choices in the course of a day.