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Vol 23 No 4 April/May 2018

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Williams, Mortimer and Sunnucks: Executors, Administrators and Probate

Edited by: Alexander Learmonth, Charlotte Ford, Julia Clark, John Ross Martyn
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A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Evidence: Texts and Materials 2nd ed isbn 9780199583607

Evidence: Texts and Materials

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ISBN13: 9780199215485
New Edition ISBN: 9780199583607
Published: June 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

Evidence: Text & Materials provides a 'one-stop', readily accessible source for students studying the law of evidence, whether for academic or professional exams. It offers an exceptionally clear and lucid presentation of the relevant law, which effectively introduces students to, and guides them through, this challenging and stimulating subject.

Interwoven with the author's incisive explanatory commentary are extracts from key cases, essential articles, and academic books. Exposure to these primary materials will help the student to develop a truly in-depth understanding of the fundamental principles of the law of evidence, and a keen awareness of how these principles are applied in modern practice.

The focus throughout the text is squarely on the most important areas of the law of evidence, rather than its more arcane, and rarely encountered, aspects. Particular attention is paid to the major developments and judgments that have transformed this subject in recent years, in particular the Criminal Justice Act 2003, and the ongoing impact of the Human Rights Act 1998.

Overly technical language is deliberately avoided by the author, in order to ensure the explanation of the law is as clear as possible. The inclusion of chapter summaries and specimen questions facilitate student comprehension and promote further discussion.

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1. Introduction
2. Discretion
3. The burden and standard of proof
4. Presumptions
5. Character evidence
6. Hearsay evidence
7. Confession evidence and related matters
8. Competence and compellability
9. The course of the evidence: evidence in chief
10. The course of the evidence: cross examination and re-examination
11. Opinion evidence
12. Identification evidence and corroboration
13. Public interest immunity
14. Legal professional privilege, and the privelege against self incrimination