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This book is now Out of Print.
A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Walker and Walker: Law of Evidence in Scotland 4th ed isbn 9781780435749

Walker and Walker: Law of Evidence in Scotland 3rd ed


ISBN13: 9781845921651
New Edition ISBN: 9781780435749
Previous Edition ISBN: 1845923308
Published: February 2009
Publisher: Bloomsbury Professional
Country of Publication: Scotland
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print



This classic text has been extensively updated and reworked, but retains its comprehensive and detailed examination of the law of evidence in the broadest of civil and criminal contexts. The emphasis remains upon rigorous examination of the issues affecting all who work with the law of evidence whether in court, chamber practice or legal education.

Due attention is given to changes in the context of legal proceedings, to changes in the nature of the evidence available to parties, and to the direct impact of the European Convention on Human Rights.

Subjects:
Scots Law
Contents:
Chapter 1: Admissibility and Relevancy of Evidence
Chapter 2: Burden of Proof
Chapter 3: Proof - Presumptions
Chapter 4: Standard of Proof: Differences between Averment and Proof
Chapter 5: Sufficiency of Evidence
Chapter 6: Circumstantial Evidence: Examples of its Nature and Effect
Chapter 7: Relevancy of Evidence: Character and Collateral Issues
Chapter 8: Hearsay
Chapter 9: Admissibility of Evidence of Extra-Judicial Admissions and Confessions
Chapter 10: Confidentiality
Chapter 11: Proof - Where Evidence is Excluded
Chapter 12: Oral Evidence: General
Chapter 13: Oral Evidence: Specialities of Witnesses
Chapter 14: Evidence on Commission
Chapter 15: Affidavits, Reports and Dying Depositions
Chapter 16: Opinion Evidence
Chapter 17: Access to Witnesses and Securing Their Attendance
Chapter 18: Real Evidence
Chapter 19: Public and Official Documents
Chapter 20: Proof of Terms of Documents Not Produced
Chapter 21: Recovery and Production of Documents
Chapter 22: Requirements of Writing for Self-Proving or Probative Deeds
Chapter 23: Matters that Required Writing for their Constitution and Proof before 1 August 1995
Chapter 24: Informal Writings before 1 August 1995 in Commercial Matters and in Proof of Obligations Generally
Chapter 25: Proof of Actings to Perfect Proof of Obligations - Personal Bar, Rei Interventus and Homologation
Chapter 26: Evidence Extrinsic to Writings
Chapter 27: Proof in Family Actions
Chapter 28: Proof in Proceedings Concerning Children: Public Law