The Law of Objections in Canada: A Handbook
Comprehensive and useful
Based on Claude Marseille’s well-known French publication, LegisPratique – Les objections à la preuve en droit civil, and with chapters written by a collection of expert contributing authors, The Law of Objections in Canada: A Handbook fills a gap in the marketplace by focusing exclusively on the 50 possible objections that lawyers can make in a trial under the common law.
This one-stop guide for the rules of law relating to objections is an excellent reference book: comprehensive, easy to understand and simple to navigate. Each chapter is organized into four sections: statement of law, rationale, scope and exceptions. The resulting logical flow and detailed explanations make this manual indispensable.
In addition, the at-a-glance Table of Objections is particularly useful.
An essential publication
An easy-to-use, accessible resource, The Law of Objections in Canada: A Handbook will quickly become invaluable to:
- Civil litigation and criminal lawyers who will benefit from a resource that enables them to find specific objections quickly and easily – whether in the courtroom or in the office
- Judges as they are frequently called upon to make rulings on evidence, often without advanced warning. With this volume at their fingertips, judges will be able to reliably comment and rule on issues of evidence
- Law schools and law libraries who want to provide comprehensive research materials for law students, faculty and other users
Table of contents
Part I: Objections respecting the object of proof
A. Relevance and related rules
B. Rules promoting fairness at trial
D. Rules protecting fundamental rights and freedoms
Part II : Objections respecting the means of proof
B. Documentary evidence
D. Real evidence
E. Circumstantial evidence