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Sixth Edition

Andrew L-T Choo

March 2021

ISBN: 9780198864172

456 pages

In Stock

Price: £34.99

Focused, accessible exploration of the principles and theory that underpin the law of evidence



Choo's Evidence provides a lucid and analytical account of the principles of the law of evidence in England and Wales. Succinct, critical and engaging, it is the ideal text for undergraduate law students.

  • Provides a concise and thought-provoking account of the key principles that underlie the law of evidence, helping students to develop a full, analytical understanding of the subject
  • The author's highly engaging and accessible writing style demystifies an often complex area of law
  • Draws upon a wealth of comparative, socio-legal and non-legal perspectives to provide students with a well-rounded and contextual understanding of the subject
  • Also available as an e-book with functionality, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support

New to this edition

  • Discusses all of the new cases of significance, including R v Smith (Alec) (2020), R v Stevens (Jack) (2020), R v Townsend (2020), R (Jet2.com Ltd) v CAA (2020), R (Maughan) v Oxfordshire Senior Coroner (2020), Shagang Shipping Co Ltd v HNA Group Co Ltd (2020), and Stubbs v The Queen (2020)
  • Includes revisions to the Criminal Procedure Rules, Criminal Practice Directions, and Police and Criminal Evidence Act Codes of Practice

About the Author(s)

Andrew L-T Choo, Professor of Law, City, University of London

Andrew Choo is a Professor of Law at City, University of London, and a barrister at Matrix Chambers. He is a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Evidence and Proof.

Table of Contents

    2:Burden and standard of proof
    3:The course of evidence
    5:The right to silence and the privilege against self-incrimination
    6:Identification evidence
    7:Investigatory impropriety: violations of the European Convention on Human Rights and undercover police operations
    8:Public interest immunity and related matters
    9:Legal professional privilege
    10:Character evidence
    11:Hearsay evidence
    12:Expert evidence
    14:Alternative pathways to proof


"By far the best book in its area...a concise, comprehensive and compelling guide and a must-read for any student of the law of evidence." - Cathál MacPartholán, Door Tenant, Holborn Chambers

Additional Resources

The sixth edition is available for students and institutions to purchase in a variety of formats.

The e-book offers a mobile experience and convenient access along with functionality tools, navigation features and links that offer extra learning support: www.oxfordtextbooks.co.uk/ebooks

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