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“Beyond a reasonable doubt” standard of proof an anachronism now, says Scottish panel

What should be the standard of proof in disciplinary proceedings? For Scottish attorneys, it should not be the same as the civil standard of proof “beyond a reasonable doubt,” said the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission in a 2019 response to the Scottish Solicitors’ Discipline Tribunal.

What should be the standard of proof in disciplinary proceedings? For Scottish attorneys, it should not be the same as the civil standard of proof “beyond a reasonable doubt,” said the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission in a 2019 response to the Scottish Solicitors’ Discipline Tribunal.

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