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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Evidence 2nd ed

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ISBN13: 9780414035058
Previous Edition ISBN: 1858003946
Published: January 2015
Publisher: Round Hall Press
Country of Publication: Ireland
Format: Hardback
Price: £316.00

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Part of the Round Hall Brehon Library, Evidence is unique in its breadth of coverage and detail. It deals not only with the law of evidence as it applies to criminal trials but also with the rules applicable in civil trials. It concentrates on Irish case law in relation to the Law of Evidence, but also discusses relevant jurisprudence from other jurisdictions including decisions of the European Court of Human Rights. This title is the definitive book on evidence and is a must-have for the serious practitioner.

Key Features:

  • Examines the concept of relevance and the basic rules governing the admissibility of evidence
  • Discusses the competence and compellability of witnesses, the rules and principles governing the examination of witnesses, previous consistent statements, and legislative provisions permitting evidence to be given by live television link and certificate
  • Analyses the various measures adopted to deal with the problems posed by unreliable evidence including accomplice evidence, the evidence of sexual complainants and children, and the rules regarding identification evidence
  • Reviews in detail all of the privileges available in criminal and civil proceedings including legal professional privilege, without prejudice privilege and public interest privilege
  • Gives an in-depth review of the policy and constitutional basis for the protection in Irish law of the right not to be compelled to incriminate oneself and, in particular, the right of an accused not to testify, the right to silence of a criminal suspect and the privilege against self-incrimination

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Irish Law
Relevance and admissibility
The burden of proof
Oral evidence
Unreliable evidence
The rule against hearsay
Opinion evidence
Improperly obtained evidence
Character evidence
Documentary, real and electronic evidence
Facts not requiring proof