In re Dellow’s Will Trusts; Lloyd’s Bank v Institute of Cancer Research: ChD 1964

Ungoed-Thomas J said: ‘The more serious the allegation the more cogent is the evidence required to overcome the unliklihood of what is alleged and thus to prove it.’


Ungoed-Thomas J


[1964] 1 WLR 451, [1964] 1 All ER 771


England and Wales

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CitedIn re H and R (Minors) (Child Sexual Abuse: Standard of Proof) HL 14-Dec-1995
Evidence allowed – Care Application after Abuse
Children had made allegations of serious sexual abuse against their step-father. He was acquitted at trial, but the local authority went ahead with care proceedings. The parents appealed against a finding that a likely risk to the children had still . .
CitedAli Haider v Syed ChD 19-Dec-2013
It was alleged that the signature on the deceased’s will was a forgery.
Held: Given the serious nature of the allegation of forgery the legal burden of proving that the signature on the Will was forged rested on the Defendant, and cogent proof . .
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Wills and Probate, Trusts, Evidence

Updated: 08 May 2022; Ref: scu.519362