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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:
Unlocking Evidence 3rd ed isbn 9781138829602

Unlocking Evidence 2nd ed

ISBN13: 9781444171037
New Edition ISBN: 9781138829602
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780340972922
Published: May 2013
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

Unlocking Evidence will ensure that you grasp the main concepts with ease providing you with an indispensable foundation in the subject. The book explains in detailed, yet straightforward, terms:-

  • The burdens and standards of proof
  • Testimony of witnesses
  • Disclosure of evidence and protection from disclosure;
  • Privilege and public interest immunity
  • Course of trial Hearsay
  • Confessions and other illegally obtained evidence
  • Evidence of bad character in criminal proceedings
  • Admissibility of bad character evidence of defendants
  • Corroboration, lies, care warnings and identification evidence
  • Opinion, documentary and real evidence.

This second edition is fully up-to-date with the latest changes in the law and now includes discussion of witness anonymity, an expanded section on special measures, more detail on illegally obtained evidence, plus discussion of the context of the law, such as an increasing emphasis on victims.

1. Introduction
2. Facts that do not require proof
3. Burdens and standards of proof
4. Witnesses
5. Accused's right to silence
6. Course of trial
7. Corroboration and care warnings
8. Hearsay evidence in criminal cases
9. Hearsay evidence in civil cases
10. Hearsay evidence at common law
11. Confessions and unfairly obtained evidence
12. Evidence of character in civil cases
13. Evidence of good character of the accused
14. Evidence of bad character of the accused
15. Evidence of bad charcter of a person other than the accused
16. Opinion evidence
17. Privilege and public policy
18. Convictions and acquittals as evidence of underlying facts
19. Documentary and real evidence