Scottish Evidence Law Essentials

James Chalmers

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A concise guide to the law of evidence in Scotland

  • Covers everything you need to know for your Scots law evidence course
  • Updated to take account of case law developments since the last edition
  • Covers both criminal and civil evidence, including the latest case law and statutory developments

Now in its sixth edition, this is an invaluable study guide for students of Scots Law, showing how the law of evidence operates within Scotland. Providing up-to-date, concise and comprehensive coverage of the law of evidence, it is the ideal text for students new to the subject and for those preparing for exams in Scotland.

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Table of Cases

Table of Statutes

  1. Introduction and Overview
  2. Burdens and Standards of Proof
  3. Presumptions
  4. Sufficiency of Evidence: the Corroboration Rule
  5. The Rule Against Hearsay
  6. The 'Best Evidence Rule
  7. Confessions and Statements Against Interest
  8. Improperly Obtained Real and Documentary Evidence
  9. Character and Collateral Evidence
  10. Privilege
  11. Opinion Evidence
  12. Judicial Knowledge
  13. Judicial Admissions
  14. Res Judicata
  15. Specialities of Witnesses
  16. The Conduct of a Trial or Proof

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James Chalmers is Regius Professor of Law at the University of Glasgow. He is the co-author of Walker and Walker: The Law of Evidence in Scotland (4th edition, 2015).

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