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CARE PROCEEDINGS: A Local Authority v S [2009] EWHC 2115 (Fam)

Date:8 MAY 2009

(Family Division; Eleanor King J; 8 May 2009)

A non-accidental injury was alleged. This case concerns whether defence experts had developed a scientific prejudice. In deciding whether expert had developed scientific prejudice, court should consider the experts use of research material, their willingness to defer to experts in another field and the importance of factual accuracy.

This case clears up criteria concerning the application of Re LU & LB [2004] 2 FLR 263.