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Nineteenth Edition

The City Law School

August 2018

ISBN: 9780198823155

352 pages

In Stock

Bar Manuals

Price: £38.99

The only manuals for BPTC students, providing detailed coverage of the key laws, rules and procedures alongside practical exercises.



Drawing on the authors' extensive experience in practice, <i>Evidence</I> is an excellent introduction to the principles underpinning the law of evidence. Key rules are explained clearly, while the practical approach equips students with a sound understanding of relevant evidential rules.

  • Offers an excellent introduction to the fundamental laws governing the use of evidence in both civil and criminal proceedings
  • Realistic examples, problems, and case studies prepare the reader for practice by illustrating the application of the laws of evidence in realistic situations
  • Fully revised to cover all recent developments in both civil and criminal evidence

New to this edition

  • Fully updated with recent developments in the law

About the Author(s)

The City Law School

This manual is edited by Romilly Edge, Barrister, Lecturer, The City Law School and Alexander Mills, Barrister, Associate Professor of Law, The City Law School

Table of Contents

    1: Fundamentals of evidence
    2: Burden and standard of proof
    3: Presumptions
    4: Witnesses
    5: Corroboration and care warnings
    6: Examination-in-chief
    7: Cross-examination and re-examination
    8: Character evidence: civil proceedings
    9: Character evidence: the defendant in criminal proceedings
    10: Character evidence: persons other than the defendant in criminal proceedings
    11: The rule against hearsay: defining 'hearsay'
    12: Hearsay evidence in civil proceedings
    13: Hearsay evidence in criminal proceedings
    14: Confessions and illegally or improperly obtained evidence
    15: Lies and silence
    16: Identification evidence
    17: Opinion evidence
    18: Judgments as evidence of the facts on which they are based
    19: Privilege and public policy

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