By Chen Siyuan & Lionel Leo
The Law of Evidence in Singapore presents to lawyers the classical topics of evidence law with clarity and depth. The book, which arranges the topics in the most thematically logical structure, combines straightforward explanations with scholarly analyses of the Evidence Act, local case law, and developments in other jurisdictions.
- In-depth analysis of key topics in this field - coverage includes references to relevant academic works, legislative debates, and the practices and developments in other common law jurisdictions.
- Structured approach based on the Evidence Act with comprehensive commentary on Evidence Act provisions supported by extensive citation of local and foreign case law.
- Comparative analysis with the evidence law of other leading common law jurisdictions - proposes a fundamental re-look at the subject with emphasis placed on first principles.
- Probing analysis of controversial issues and nascent developments in evidence law.
- Provides instructive chapter summaries and flowcharts for the major topics.
Chapter 1 - An Overview of the Law of Evidence and Introductory Concepts
Chapter 2 - Relevance, Admissibility, and the Judicial Discretion to Exclude Evidence
Chapter 3 - Burden of Proof and Standard of Proof
Chapter 4 - Hearsay
Chapter 5 - Similar Fact and Character Chapter 6 - Opinion
Chapter 7 - Admissions and Statements
Chapter 8 - Privilege