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Evidence and the Litigation Process 5th Edition

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.
Publisher: LexisNexis
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Highly acclaimed in and out of Singapore since it was first published 24 years ago, this work covers all developments since the fourth edition was published in 2013. The preceding five years witnessed a critical phase in the reform of the law of evidence. The amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code in 2010 and the Evidence Act in 2012 expanded the scope of admissibility of evidence, addressed new advances in technology and introduced more flexible measures in the process of adjudication at trial. Many of these developments (which were examined in the fourth edition of this work) have been analysed by the courts. Apart from the statutory reform, the Judiciary have been busy tackling a variety of difficult issues raised by both statutes. As the law continues to evolve, the purpose of this fifth edition is to update and consolidate the law of evidence as it now stands.

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 the legal profession and students an intensely detailed and integrated portrait of the litigation process (including procedure and advocacy) and is therefore a vital source of reference. 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 four editions.

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Principles and preliminary issues in the law of evidence

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

Chapter 11 Modes of proof

Chapter 12 Burden and standards of proof

Chapter 13 Corroboration

Chapter 14 Legal professional privilege

Chapter 15 Privilege and immunity

Chapter 16 Foundations

Chapter 17 Selection and organisation of the evidence

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