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Deliberate salt poisoning of children: how does the Family Court grapple with cases of such rare occurrence?

Date:5 DEC 2023
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Trisan Hyatt, Family Law Barrister, 5 Pump Court Chambers

The article explores the Family Court’s responses and the evidentiary framework which is employed in adjudicating allegations of deliberate salt poisoning of children. In the context of there being no established uniquely applicable law to undertake the fact-finding exercise to determine whether salt was deliberately or accidentally introduced to a child’s system. The author concludes that each case should be determined on its own unique facts. With strong reliance on expert evidence.

The full article has published in the November issue of Family Law



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