* Examines the operation of the rules of civil and criminal evidence separately giving a clearer and fuller understanding of the different applications of the two rules.
* Examines the operation of the rules of civil and criminal evidence in their procedural context enabling a clearer understanding of the purpose of evidence in the adversarial and managed systems of fact adjudication.
* Gives a detailed and discreet treatment to the rules of civil evidence recognizing the importance of these rules in the English legal system.
* Recognises the academic foundation of the law of evidence whilst putting the operation of the law in its practical context enabling students to understand the operation of the rules of evidence in the context of the civil and criminal trial.
* Includes an examination of the likely impact of important legislative changes to the law of evidence, including the impact of the implementation of the Human Rights Act 1998, recognizing the dynamic nature of the modern law of English evidence.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to the Laws of Evidence
2. The Human Rights Act 1998 and the Law of Evidence PART 2
3. Criminal Proceedings
4. Ensuring a Fair Trial
5. The Right to Silence
6. Confession evidence
7. Identification Evidence
8. Burdens and Standards of Proof
9. Evidence Relevant to Guilt
10. Character Evidence Relevant to Credibility
11. Disclosure-Excluding Relevant and Admissible Evidence in the Public Interest
12. Examination of Witness
13. The Oral Testimony of Vulnerable or Unreliable Witnesses
14. Hearsay in Criminal Cases and Common Law Exception
15. Statutory Exceptions to the Hearsay Rule PART 3
16. Introduction to the Rules of Civil Evidence and Procedure
17. The Burdens of Proof in Civil Cases
18. The Requirement for Proof-Exceptions to the General Rule
19. Disclosure in Civil Proceedings-The Rules of Evidence
20. Witness Evidence at Trial-Pre-Trial practice and Procedure
21. Evidence at Trial- The Examination of Witnesses
22. Admissible Hearsay Evidence in Civil Cases
23. Expert Evidence in Civil Cases
24. Evidence of Character and Convictions in Civil Proceedings
The Law of Criminal and Civil Evidence: Principles and Practice
is an ideal textbook for undergraduate law students taking options in the subject, for LPC and BVC students of civil and criminal litigation and for those studying for ILEX examinations or working as a paralegal. The text is also intended to be useful guide to legal practitioners during the early years of practice as well as those who encounter the law of evidence in a professional capacity including police officers and expert witnesses. .
Martin Hannibal BA (Hons), LLM is a Barrister and Senior Lecturer in Law at Staffordshire University Law School and has wide experience of teaching and examining the law of evidence on a range of academic, vocational and professional courses as well as practising law.
Lisa Mountford LLB, JP is a Solicitor and Senior Lecturer in Law at Staffordshire University Law School. She has considerable experience in lecturing to students at undergraduate and postgraduate level and in delivering seminars and lectures to practitioners....Continua