SCA Packaging Limited v Boyle -"likely" in the DDA 1995 means "could well happen" and not "more probable than not"

In the DDA, the word "likely" in the phrases "likely to recur" and "likely to have a substantial adverse effect" does not mean "more probable than not" - it simply means "could well happen". So a person with a condition which varies in severity is disabled for DDA purposes even if there is no substantial adverse effect at the time in question, provided that at that time a substantial effect could well recur.

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