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D & Anor (Fact-Finding: Research Literature) [2024] EWCA Civ 663
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D & Anor (Fact-Finding: Research Literature) [2024] EWCA Civ 663

This successful appeal against a Family Court judgment which led to the removal of two children from the care of their parents turned primarily on the fact that the judge was found to have acted as her own expert and conducted her own analysis of the medical research material making findings that were not supported by evidence. For paediatricians, radiologists, neurosurgeons and ophthalmologists this is highly recommend reading about the courts’ analysis of expert evidence relating to abusive head trauma and low level falls.