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Evidence and the Litigation Process, 6th Edition BY Jeffrey Pinsler, SC 

Author Jeffrey Pinsler, SC
Publication Date 2017
ISBN

9789814770637

Format
Soft Cover + Ebook

 

Publisher: Lexis Nexis 

The book provides a balance between analytical discussion of the principles and the practical application of the law and includes numerous illustrations and practice-related situations for this purpose. It offers students an intensely detailed and integrated portrait of the litigation process (including procedure and advocacy) and is therefore a vital source of reference for their studies. The book recognises that this subject is particularly difficult primarily because of the difficulties inherent in the Evidence Act (a significant part of which remains in the state it was enacted in 1893), and the tension between this statute and the constantly developing common law. No effort is spared in tackling these problems and examining all applicable sources of law. This highly successful publication has already sold thousands of copies in the course of the first five editions.
Highly acclaimed in and out of Singapore since it was first published 25 years ago, this work covers all developments since the fifth edition was published in 2015 with legislative and case law updates, specifically:
1. Amendments since the last edition covering many critical case law developments in multiple areas.
2. New chapter on ethical conduct in the course of litigation (see chapter 24).
3. Significant improvements to the majority chapters through comprehensive and intensive analysis of principles and laws.
4. Guidance throughout the book on approaches to difficult evidential points.
5. Highlighting critical areas for consideration of judges, practitioners and students.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

PART I INTRODUCTION
Chapter 1 Principles and Preliminary Issues in the Law of Evidence

PART II ADMISSIBILITY
Chapter 2 Facts in Issue and Relevant Facts
Chapter 3 Similar Facts
Chapter 4 Hearsay
Chapter 5 Evidence from Parties: Assertions and Related Issues
Chapter 6 General Exceptions to the Hearsay Rules
Chapter 7 Judgments
Chapter 8 Opinion Evidence
Chapter 9 Character
Chapter 10 Judicial Discretion to Exclude Evidence

PART III PROOF
Chapter 11 Modes of Proof
Chapter 12 Burden and Standards of Proof
Chapter 13 Corroboration

PART IV PRIVILEGES AND IMMUNITIES
Chapter 14 Legal Professional Privilege
Chapter 15 Privilege and Immunity

PART V PREPARATION OF EVIDENCE
Chapter 16 Foundations
Chapter 17 Selection and Organisation of the Evidence

PART VI TRIAL
Chapter 18 Opening the Case
Chapter 19 Evidence-in-Chief
Chapter 20 Cross-examination
Chapter 21 Re-examination
Chapter 22 Closing Address
Chapter 23 Overview of the Trial Process
Chapter 24 An Outline of the Ethics in the Course of Litigation

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