What is the Burden of Proof?


In legal disputes, one party has the responsibility of proving their case – the burden of proof – while the other party has no such burden and is presumed innocent until proven otherwise. In civil cases, it is usually the claimant who carries the burden of proof, though this can be reversed in certain situations. This means that in a medical negligence case, for example, the patient and/or their representatives have to prove that the medical professional or body was at fault.


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