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Essential Evidence 2nd Edition

Focused on practical problem-solving, Essential Evidence is a must-have title for students, CA's and pupil advocates and a useful reference for both new as well as experienced legal practitioners.

Publication Language: English
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R598.00
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ISBN/ISSN: 9780639008608

Focused on practical problem-solving, Essential Evidence is a must-have title for students, CA's and pupil advocates and a useful reference for both new as well as experienced legal practitioners.

The book is comprehensive although shorter, easier to understand and navigate than the deep research SA Law of Evidence product. The book is designed so that a practitioner may use it in conjunction with SA Law of Evidence or it may be used on its own.

The law of evidence is vital and forms part of the curriculum of every South African law qualification. It also forms part of the curriculum of other professions eg. police force. Law of evidence is not considered an easy subject, especially not for persons who have never been inside a court of law and this condensed version of the detailed SA Law of Evidence is ideal for students and, CA's and pupil advocates for practitioners requiring a quick reference.

 

Part 1: - Introduction and Sources

Chapter 1 - Definitions, sources, and the Constitution

Part 2: - Proof

Chapter 2 - The South African evidentiary system and theories of proof

Chapter 3 - The onus of proof

Chapter 4 - Circumstantial evidence and inferential reasoning

Chapter 5 - Cogency and Proof-various topics relating to proof and the assessment of evidence

Chapter 6 - Presumptions

Part 3: - Admissability

Chapter 7 - Relevance and admissability

Chapter 8 - Character

Chapter 9 - Similar facts

Chapter 10 - Opinion

Chapter 11 - The Parol evidence rule

Chapter 12 - The best-evidence rule

Chapter 13 - Hearsay

Chapter 14 - Previous Consistent Statements

Chapter 15 - The res gestae

Chapter 16 - Informal Admissions and Confessions

Part 4: - Privilege

Chapter 17 - Privilege

Part 5: - Public Policy

Chapter 18 - Illegally and Improperly obtained evidence