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Evidence Concentrate

Law Revision and Study Guide

Seventh Edition

Maureen Spencer and John Spencer

September 2022

ISBN: 9780192865670

256 pages


Price: £12.99

Highest quality revision and study guides for use alongside core reading to help consolidate knowledge, focus revision, and maximise potential



Evidence Concentrate is written and designed to help you succeed. Accurate and reliable, Concentrate guides go above and beyond, not only consolidating your learning but focusing your revision and maximising your potential.

  • Learn how to improve your performance in assessments - how to focus your revision, how to answer the question, and how to pick up extra marks
  • Written by experts and covering all the key topics so you can use alongside your textbook to consolidate notes and understanding, as well as approach your exams with confidence
  • Clear, concise, and easy-to-use, helping you get the most out of your revision
  • Full of learning features and tips to show you how best to impress your examiner
  • A wide array of accompanying online resources, including interactive key cases, self-test questions, and advice on revision and exam technique: www.oup.com/lawrevision/
  • Also available as an e-book with functionality and navigation features, as well as links that offer extra learning support

New to this edition

  • New cases covered include: Beuze v Belgium [2018]; Hamilton v Post Office Limited [2021]; R v Abdurahman [2019]; R v Muldoon [2021]; R v Thomasson [2021]; R v Wainwright [2021]; and Yam v UK [2020].

About the Author(s)

Maureen Spencer, Former Associate Professor of Law, Middlesex University, and John Spencer, Barrister

Maureen Spencer, Associate Professor of Law, Middlesex University

John Spencer, Barrister

Table of Contents

    1:Introduction, principles, and key concepts
    2:Burden of proof
    3:Confessions and the defendant's pre-trial silence
    4:Improperly obtained evidence, other than confessions
    5:Character evidence
    6:Hearsay evidence
    7:Competence, compellability, and special measures
    8:Identification, care warnings, and questioning at trial
    9:Opinion evidence
    10:Public interest immunity


"Review from previous edition It is a little more in-depth than other revision guides, and also has clear diagrams and teaches ways to obtain extra marks. These features make it unique" - Godwin Tan, law student, University College London

"The exam style questions are brilliant and the series is very detailed, prepares you well" - · Frances Easton, law student, University of Birmingham

"The accompanying website for Concentrate is the most impressive I've come across" - Alice Munnelly, law student, King's College London

Additional Resources

Digital formats and resources
The 7th edition is available for students and institutions to purchase in a variety of formats, and is supported by extensive online resources to take your learning further (www.oup.com/lawrevision/).

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

The online resources include:
- advice on revision and exam technique from experienced examiner Nigel Foster;
- a diagnostic test to help you pinpoint areas to focus your revision on;
- interactive glossary and key cases to help you revise key terminology, facts, and principles;
- multiple choice questions to test your knowledge; and
- outline answers to questions in the book.

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