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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:
Cross & Tapper On Evidence 12th ed isbn 9780199574148

Cross & Tapper On Evidence 11th ed

ISBN13: 9780199292004
New Edition ISBN: 9780199574148
Previous Edition ISBN: 0406950040
Published: July 2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

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Wildy's Book of the Month - July 2007

The eleventh edition of the renowned Cross and Tapper on Evidence provides detailed coverage of a fast moving and important subject. It carefully considers the full implications of the Criminal Justice Act 2003, with a particular focus on the interpretation, by the courts, of the radical changes to the law relating to the admissibility of evidence of the bad character of the accused, and of hearsay. The ways in which the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights continues to penetrate English law are also fully evaluated. On the civil side, this new edition reflects on recent decisions in the area of private privilege, especially in relation to legal professional privilege. In addition, it considers and evaluates the principal changes proposed by various law reform bodies and lobbying groups.

This focused and detailed book retains its wide coverage of overseas materials from the principal common law jurisdictions. This comparative material provides an excellent basis for the critical analysis and appraisal of English law. Cross and Tapper on Evidence remains the most all-embracing text on the law of evidence available, and will be of great use to students and practitioners alike.

  • Revision of all parts of the book relating to bad character evidence following the enactment of the Criminal Justice Act 2003
  • All parts of the book have been updated to reflect the increased importance of the Human Rights Act and the European Convention on Human Rights
  • Improved structure of the chapter on opinion evidence
  • Revised chapter relating to privilege in light of recent decisions of the House of Lords
  • For the first time this book is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre, containing annotated web links and twice yearly updates - thus ensuring that the text remains current and reliable between editions

1. Introduction
2. Matters not requiring proof and judicial findings as evidence
3. Burdens and proof
4. The functions of the judge and jury
5. Witnesses
6. The course of evidence
7. Character in general
8. Bad character of the accused
9. Privilege
10. Public policy
11. Opinion
12. Hearsay in general
13. Hearsay in civil proceedings
14. Hearsay in criminal proceedings
15. Documentary evidence
16. Proof of frequently recurring matters ;