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Evidence (6th edn)  

Andrew L-T ChooProfessor of Law, City, University of LondonClose
Published in Print: 21 March 2021 Published Online:September 2021
ISBN: 9780198864172
Publisher:Oxford University Press


Andrew Choo’s Evidence provides an account of the core principles of the law of civil and criminal evidence in England and Wales. It also explores the fundamental rationales that underlie the law as a whole. The text explores current debates and draws on different jurisdictions to achieve a mix of critical and thought-provoking analysis. Where appropriate the text draws on comparative material and a variety of socio-legal, empirical, and non-legal material. This (sixth) edition takes account of revisions to the Criminal Procedure Rules, the Criminal Practice Directions, and the Police and Criminal Evidence Act Codes of Practice. It also examines in detail cases on various topics decided since the last edition was completed, or the significance of which has become clear since then, including:

Addlesee v Dentons Europe llp (CA, 2019) (legal professional privilege)

Birmingham City Council v Jones (CA, 2018) (standard of proof)

R v B (E) (CA, 2017) (good character evidence)

R v Brown (Nico) (CA, 2019) (hearsay evidence)

R v C (CA, 2019) (hearsay evidence)

R v Chauhan (CA, 2019) (submissions of ‘no case to answer’)

R v Gabbai (Edward) (CA, 2019) (bad character evidence)

R v Gillings (Keith) (CA, 2019) (bad character evidence)

R v Hampson (Philip) (CA, 2018) (special measures directions)

R v K (M) (CA, 2018) (burden of proof)

R v Kiziltan (CA, 2017) (hearsay evidence)

R v L (T) (CA, 2018) (entrapment)

R v Reynolds (CA, 2019) (summing-up)

R v S (CA, 2016) (hearsay evidence)

R v SJ (CA, 2019) (expert evidence)

R v Smith (Alec) (CA, 2020) (hearsay evidence)

R v Stevens (Jack) (CA, 2020) (presumptions)

R v Townsend (CA, 2020) (expert evidence)

R v Twigg (CA, 2019) (improperly obtained evidence)

R (Jet2.com Ltd) v CAA (CA, 2020) (legal professional privilege)

R (Maughan) v Oxfordshire Senior Coroner (SC, 2020) (standard of proof)

Serious Fraud Office v Eurasian Natural Resources Corpn Ltd (CA, 2018) (legal professional privilege)

Shagang Shipping Co Ltd v HNA Group Co Ltd (SC, 2020) (foundational concepts; improperly obtained evidence)

Stubbs v The Queen (PC, 2020) (identification evidence)

Volaw Trust and Corporate Services Ltd v Office of the Comptroller of Taxes (PC, 2019) (privilege against self-incrimination)

Volcafe Ltd v Cia Sud Americana de Vapores SA (SC, 2018) (burden of proof)