Andrew Palmer Proof: How to Analyse Evidence in Preparation for Trial, 3rd Edition
In the preparation of any matter for trial there are two questions that must always be answered:
"What must I prove in order to succeed?" and "How am I going to prove that?"
The third edition of Proof includes clear, simple and easy-to-follow methods for organising and analysing evidence and includes an increased focus on the preparation of the defence case. A detailed Appendix provides a step by step analysis of a case and shows the practical application of charting evidence in order to construct the strongest possible case for presentation at trial.
Built on solid theoretical foundations, but with a very practical orientation, Proof guides your approach to the evidence from the moment you become involved in a matter to the delivery of the closing address.
Proof is essential reading for anyone involved in litigation.
- Part A: First Steps (Preliminaries, Chronologies, Investigation)
- Part B: Theory and Proof (Developing a case theory, Proving the theory, Arguing from and about evidence)
- Part C: Final Preparations (Analysing for admissibility, Pulling it all together for trial)
- Appendix: A Sample Analysis