Halsbury's Laws of Canada – Evidence (2022 Reissue)
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The law of evidence is one of the most important – and, at times, challenging – areas of law. Because it is central to both the civil and criminal courtroom, a solid knowledge of its principles is essential for any lawyer whose files regularly or occasionally involve litigious matters. This important title brings together in one accessible source the law of evidence that applies in civil and criminal proceedings before Canadian courts. Topics covered include:
- Sources of the law of evidence
- Oral evidence
- Competency and compellability
- Testimonial qualifications of a witness
- Examination of witnesses, prior inconsistent statements, refreshed and recorded memory
- Burden and quantum of proof
- Civil and criminal proceedings
- Charter litigation and constitutional considerations
- Hearsay evidence
- Exceptions to the rule against hearsay
- Necessity and reliability
- Statements by the accused person
- Statements to persons not in authority
- The confessions rule: statements to persons in authority
- Admissibility of statements
- Opinion evidence
- Character evidence
- Application of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
- Commonly encountered Charter violations
- Principles of exclusion
- Formal admissions
- Res judicata
- Various categories of privilege
And much more.
Table of contents
II. Modes of Proof
III. The Burden of Proof and Related Issues
V. Statements by the Accused Person
VI. Opinion Evidence
VII. Character Evidence
VIII. Privilege and Related Grounds of Exclusion
IX. Improperly Obtained Evidence
X. Establishing Facts Without Evidence