Evidence and the Litigation Process, 6th Edition (PRE-ORDER)

Evidence and the Litigation Process, 6th Edition (PRE-ORDER)

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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.


By Jeffrey Pinsler, SC (Author)

 


Product description

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.

Jeffrey Pinsler, SC
Jeffrey Pinsler, SC is Geoffrey Bartholomew Professor of Law specialising in civil justice, civil and criminal evidence, procedure and ethics, and Senior Professorial Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Legal Education. He is Senior Counsel and Barrister and a member of various professional committees of the Supreme Court and Academy of Law including the Board of Governors of the Singapore Judicial College, the Civil Justice Commission, the Council of Law Reporting, the Professional Conduct Council, and the Rules of Court Working Party. He has appeared as amicus curiae before the Court of Appeal, and has spoken at, and contributed to, conferences and reform programmes in various countries. He has produced 25 major text books and reference works to date in his capacity as Author and/or Editor in Chief or Consultant Editor, as well as multiple articles. His books and articles are frequently relied on by judges as authoritative sources.

 

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 Rule
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 Ethics in the Course of Litigation