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A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Law Essentials: Scottish Evidence Law Essentials 4th ed isbn 9781474407786

Law Essentials: Evidence 3rd ed

ISBN13: 9781845861353
New Edition ISBN: 9781474407786
Published: May 2012
Publisher: Dundee University Press
Country of Publication: Scotland
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

Evidence Essentials, now in its third edition, is an invaluable study guide for students. It provides up-to-date, concise and comprehensive coverage of the law of evidence in Scotland and is the ideal text for students who come new to the subject and for those preparing for exams. This book is also an excellent resource for those who need to refresh or update their knowledge. Summary sections of Essential Facts and Essential Cases will help students to identify, understand and remember the key elements of the subject.

James Chalmers is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Edinburgh.

Scots Law
Introduction and Overview
Burdens and Standards of Proof
Sufficiency of Evidence: The Corroboration Rule
The Rule Against Hearsay
The "Best Evidence" Rule
Confessions and Statements Against Interest
Improperly Obtained Real and Documentary Evidence
Character and Collateral Evidence
Opinion Evidence
Judicial Knowledge
Judicial Admissions
Res Judicata
Specialties of Witnesses
The Conduct of a Trial or Proof.