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Hazel Lawlor to take burden of proof case to Supreme Court

Hazel Lawlor, the widow of the late TD Liam Lawlor, is expected to launch a Supreme Court appeal after failing in a High Court bid to force the Mahon Tribunal to apply the standards of a criminal trial to any report into her husband’s business dealin

2nd August, 2008

Hazel Lawlor, the widow of the late TD Liam Lawlor, is expected to launch a Supreme Court appeal after failing in a High Court bid to force the Mahon Tribunal to apply the standards of a criminal trial to any report into her husband’s business dealings in the 1990s.

Lawlor had opposed the tribunal’s use of a lower ‘civil’ burden of proof, based on the balance of probabilities, as opposed to the criminal...

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