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Scottish Evidence Law Essentials

James Chalmers

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Your guide to the Scots Law of Evidence, fully updated with the latest statues and case law

Discover how the law of evidence operates within Scotland, and in the larger context of UK and European laws of evidence. Helpful student features include Essential Facts and Essential Cases for each chapter.

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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. Specialties of Witnesses
  16. The Conduct of a Trial or Proof


About the Author

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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