The standard of proof in vexatious litigant proceedings is civil not criminal. Even so, because the fundamental rights of the subject are affected by the making of a civil proceedings order, there should be evidence placed before the court that the appropriate law officer has personally considered the papers and has personally authorised the making of the application.
Supreme Court Act 1981 42
England and Wales
Cited – H M Attorney General v Foley and Foley CA 21-Aug-1997
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Updated: 02 June 2021; Ref: scu.77951