By Jeffrey Pinsler, SC
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 students an intensely detailed and integrated portrait of the litigation process (including procedure and advocacy) and is therefore a vital source of reference for their studies. 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 five editions.
Highly acclaimed in and outof Singapore since it was first published 25 years ago, this work covers all developments since the fifth edition was published in 2015 with legislative and case law updates, specifically:
1. Amendments since the last edition covering many critical case law developments in multiple areas.
2. New chapter on ethical conduct in the course of litigation (see chapter 24).
3. Significant improvements to the majority chapters through comprehensive and intensive analysis of principles and laws.
4. Guidance throughout the book on approaches to difficult evidential points.
5. Highlighting critical areas for consideration of judges, practitioners and students.
Practitioners will find this book extremely useful because it achieves a balance between analytical discussion and the practical application of the law, thus providing readers with an essential resource for their research.
2. Facts in Issue and Relevant Facts
3. Similar Facts
5. Evidence from Parties: Assertions & Related Issues
6. General Exceptions to the Hearsay Rule
8. Opinion Evidence
10. Judicial Discretion to Exclude Evidence
11. Modes of Proof
12. Burden and Standards of Proof
14. Legal Professional Privilege
15. Privilege and Immunity
17. Selection and Organisation of the Evidence
18. Opening the Case
22. Closing Address
23. Overview of the Trial Process