Our website is set to allow the use of cookies. For more information and to change settings click here. If you are happy with cookies please click "Continue" or simply continue browsing. Continue.

Family Law

The leading authority on all aspects of family law

Court of Protection Practice and Procedure Conference 2016

A comprehensive guide to best practice and current thinking

05 NOV 2010

Threshold, Fact Findings and Standards of Proof: Current Dilemmas - Family Law journal

SAFDA MAHMOOD, Senior Local Authority Solicitor

For those of you like me, who have grown up with the ‘Agatha Christie' series of books, or more recently, with programmes such as ‘CSI Miami,' I am sure you will agree that as the plot thickens, the evidence points to a number of people as being in the ‘pool of perpetrators.' It is only when the evidence has been pieced together that you find the finger ‘points' to one or more particular person. The threshold criteria in care proceedings is not very different from this, in that there are often difficult questions facing the court as to who ‘caused' the injury to the child. This article deals with frequently asked questions over the threshold criteria in public law children proceedings especially recent case law, the continuing use and benefits of threshold documents and the problems facing judges with the standard of proof.

To read the rest of this article, see November [2010] Family Law journal (link for online subscribers who have logged in). To log on to Family Law journal Online or to request a free trial click here.


Family Law

Family Law is the leading practitioner journal, ensuring all family law professionals keep up with the latest developments and their impact on practice. Each issue contains the latest news of legislative change, authoritative case reports, invaluable articles and news items written and compiled by experts for the practising family law professional.

Family Law Reports

Family Law Reports

"The unrivalled and authoritative source of judicially approved case reports, covering all areas...

More Info from £166.00
Available in Family Law Online

Family Court Practice 2016, The

(Red Book)

Order your copy today and get the Autumn Supplement

More Info from £465.00
Available in Family Law Online
Subscribe to our newsletters