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16. Witness Evidence

16. Witness Evidence  

Martin Hannibal and Lisa Mountford

in Criminal Litigation 2018-2019 (14th edn)

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Jun 2018
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Aug 2018
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9780191861949
DOI: 
10.1093/he/9780198823216.003.0016
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9780198823216
This chapter explains the law, procedure, and the practical issues associated with witness evidence. It considers the circumstances in which a witness can refresh his memory from an earlier ... More
16. Witness Evidence

16. Witness Evidence  

Martin Hannibal and Lisa Mountford

in Criminal Litigation 2019-2020 (15th edn)

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Jun 2019
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Jul 2019
eISBN: 
9780191879661
DOI: 
10.1093/he/9780198838548.003.0016
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9780198838548
This chapter explains the law, procedure, and the practical issues associated with witness evidence. It considers the circumstances in which a witness can refresh his memory from an earlier ... More
6. Examination-in-chief

6. Examination-in-chief  

Adrian Keane and Paul McKeown

in The Modern Law of Evidence (12th edn)

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Feb 2018
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Sep 2018
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9780191863974
DOI: 
10.1093/he/9780198811855.003.0006
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9780198811855
The questioning of witnesses, which generally falls into three stages known as examination-in-chief, cross-examination, and re-examination, is central to the English adversary system of ... More
6. Character and credibility

6. Character and credibility  

Roderick Munday

in Evidence (9th edn)

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May 2017
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Sep 2017
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9780191830808
DOI: 
10.1093/he/9780198788720.003.0007
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9780198788720
Titles in the Core Text series take the reader straight to the heart of the subject, providing focused, concise, and reliable guides for students at all levels. This chapter discusses the ... More
6. Character and credibility

6. Character and credibility  

Roderick Munday

in Evidence (10th edn)

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May 2019
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Sep 2019
eISBN: 
9780191872563
DOI: 
10.1093/he/9780198832461.003.0006
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9780198832461
Titles in the Core Text series take the reader straight to the heart of the subject, providing focused, concise, and reliable guides for students at all levels. This chapter discusses the ... More
20. Witness Statements

20. Witness Statements  

Susan Blake

in A Practical Approach to Effective Litigation (8th edn)

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Mar 2015
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Jun 2015
eISBN: 
9780191811289
DOI: 
10.1093/law/9780198715948.003.0020
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9780198715948
This chapter deals with witness statements. The importance of witness evidence is a historic premise of civil litigation and it remains the case, save only that evidence in chief is now ... More
7. Cross-examination and re-examination

7. Cross-examination and re-examination  

Adrian Keane and Paul McKeown

in The Modern Law of Evidence (12th edn)

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Feb 2018
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Sep 2018
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9780191863974
DOI: 
10.1093/he/9780198811855.003.0007
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9780198811855
This chapter first discusses cross-examination, the questioning of a witness immediately after his examination-in-chief by the legal representative of the opponent of the party calling him, ... More
39. Trial

39. Trial  

Stuart Sime

in A Practical Approach to Civil Procedure (21st edn)

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Jun 2018
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Sep 2018
eISBN: 
9780191861918
DOI: 
10.1093/he/9780198823100.003.4622
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9780198823100
This chapter discusses the issues that need to be addressed in the period leading up to a trial. These include contacting witnesses to ensure their availability; obtaining witness summonses ... More
19. Experts and opinion evidence

19. Experts and opinion evidence  

Adrian Keane and Paul McKeown

in The Modern Law of Evidence (12th edn)

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Feb 2018
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Sep 2018
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9780191863974
DOI: 
10.1093/he/9780198811855.003.0019
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9780198811855
This chapter discusses the law on experts and opinion evidence. As a general rule, opinion evidence is inadmissible: a witness may only speak of facts that he personally perceived, not of ... More
15. Adverse inferences from an accused’s silence or conduct

15. Adverse inferences from an accused’s silence or conduct  

Adrian Keane and Paul McKeown

in The Modern Law of Evidence (12th edn)

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Feb 2018
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Sep 2018
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9780191863974
DOI: 
10.1093/he/9780198811855.003.0015
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9780198811855
This chapter discusses the adverse inferences that may be drawn against an accused, and why, from: his failure to testify; his failure, when questioned or charged, to mention facts which he ... More
13. Witnesses

13. Witnesses  

Andrew L-T Choo

in Evidence (5th edn)

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Apr 2018
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Sep 2018
eISBN: 
9780191844430
DOI: 
10.1093/he/9780198806844.003.0013
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9780198806844
Chapter 13 examines three broad issues pertaining to witnesses. First, it considers whether certain categories of persons may be incompetent to testify, or, even if competent to testify, ... More
1. Relevance and admissibility of evidence

1. Relevance and admissibility of evidence  

Roderick Munday

in Evidence (9th edn)

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May 2017
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Sep 2017
eISBN: 
9780191830808
DOI: 
10.1093/he/9780198788720.003.0002
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9780198788720
Titles in the Core Text series take the reader straight to the heart of the subject, providing focused, concise, and reliable guides for students at all levels. This chapter discusses the ... More
39. Trial

39. Trial  

Stuart Sime

in A Practical Approach to Civil Procedure (22nd edn)

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Jun 2019
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Jul 2019
eISBN: 
9780191879623
DOI: 
10.1093/he/9780198838593.003.0039
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9780198838593
This chapter discusses the issues that need to be addressed in the period leading up to a trial. These include contacting witnesses to ensure their availability; obtaining witness summonses ... More
8. Opinion evidence

8. Opinion evidence  

Maureen Spencer and John Spencer

in Concentrate Questions and Answers Evidence: Law Q&A Revision and Study Guide (2nd edn)

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Aug 2018
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Oct 2018
eISBN: 
9780191860072
DOI: 
10.1093/he/9780198819905.003.0008
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9780198819905
The Concentrate Questions and Answers series offers the best preparation for tackling exam questions. Each book includes typical questions, bullet-pointed answer plans and suggested ... More
6. WitnessesCompetence and compellability; oaths and affirmations

6. Witnesses: Competence and compellability; oaths and affirmations  

Richard Glover

in Murphy on Evidence (15th edn)

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May 2017
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Sep 2017
eISBN: 
9780191830730
DOI: 
10.1093/he/9780198788737.003.0006
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9780198788737
This chapter is divided into two parts. The first part discusses the law on witness competence and compatibility. The general rule of law in England and Wales is that all witnesses, ... More
R v Blaue [1975] 1 WLR 1411, Court of Appeal

R v Blaue [1975] 1 WLR 1411, Court of Appeal  

Jonathan Herring

in Essential Cases: Criminal Law (3rd edn)

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Sep 2019
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Sep 2019
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9780191883712
DOI: 
10.1093/he/9780191883712.003.0007
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9780191883712
Essential Cases: Criminal Law provides a bridge between course textbooks and key case judgments. This case document summarizes the facts and decision in R v Blaue [1975] 1 WLR ... More
V. Witnesses

V. Witnesses  

Roderick Munday

in Cross & Tapper on Evidence (13th edn)

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Nov 2018
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Oct 2018
eISBN: 
9780191795664
DOI: 
10.1093/he/9780199668601.003.0005
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9780199668601
This chapter looks at some special considerations relating to the evidence of witnesses. It first sets out to sketch the way in which this branch of law has changed over time. The chapter ... More
6. Non-interrogatory evidence

6. Non-interrogatory evidence  

Andrew Sanders, Richard Young, and Mandy Burton

in Criminal Justice (4th edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2010
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Jun 2014
eISBN: 
9780191783692
DOI: 
10.1093/he/9780199541317.003.0006
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chapter
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9780199541317
This chapter examines other types of evidence and other ways of obtaining it, usually, but not always, following arrest, and discusses the use of informers; covert policing; witness ... More
8. Cross-examination and beyond

8. Cross-examination and beyond  

Richard Glover

in Murphy on Evidence (15th edn)

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May 2017
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Sep 2017
eISBN: 
9780191830730
DOI: 
10.1093/he/9780198788737.003.0008
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chapter
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9780198788737
Cross-examination is the process of challenging the evidence of a witness called on behalf of another party, and was described by Wigmore as ‘the greatest legal engine ever invented for the ... More
R v Blaue [1975] 1 WLR 1411, Court of Appeal

R v Blaue [1975] 1 WLR 1411, Court of Appeal  

Jonathan Herring

in Essential Cases: Criminal Law (2nd edn)

Published Online: 
Sep 2018
eISBN: 
9780191868337
DOI: 
10.1093/he/9780191868337.003.0010
Item type: 
chapter
Essential Cases: Criminal Law provides a bridge between course textbooks and key case judgments. This case document summarizes the facts and decision in R v Blaue [1975] 1 WLR ... More

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