Part of the Common Law Library series, Phipson on Evidence is the leading work on civil and criminal evidence. It examines in detail all aspects of the principles and procedures making up the law of evidence. Coverage includes the admission of evidence, the standard of proof, the attendance of witnesses, good and bad character, legal professional privilege, hearsay, expert evidence, confessions, judicial discretion and many other evidential issues.
- Leading work and authority on civil and criminal evidence, frequently quoted in court
- Written by a prominent team of expert authors, with excellent balance between leading practitioners and academics
- Fully updates all changes brought in by the Civil Procedure Rules and the Criminal Procedure Rules
- Examines in detail all aspects of the complex principles and procedures which make up the law of evidence including admission of evidence, evidence taken or served prior to a trial, the rules of evidence during the course of a trial and the examination of witnesses
- Considers the burden and standard of proof
- Discusses all aspects of good and bad character
- Includes analysis of privilege and facts excluded by public policy
- Examines hearsay in civil and criminal proceedings
- Looks at the exclusion and inclusion of extrinsic evidence
- Examines the judicial discretion to admit or exclude evidence
- Considers a broad range of case law, including that of the Commonwealth
New to this supplement
The First Supplement to the Twentieth Edition covers all the latest developments in the law of evidence since publication of the Twentieth Edition in December 2021. These include important decisions on admission of evidence, the standard of proof, the attendance of witnesses, good and bad character, legal professional privilege, hearsay, expert evidence, confessions, judicial discretion and many other evidential issues. The supplement also considers important decisions from the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal such as R. v Carlos Wright  EWCA Crim 1722, and AIC Ltd v Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria  UKSC 16 to name a few.
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