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The Law of Evidence in Singapore

The Law of Evidence in Singapore

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  • Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Singapore
  • ISBN: 9789810981235
  • Published In: August 2016
  • Format: Hardback + eBook
  • Jurisdiction: Singapore ? Disclaimer:
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    The Law of Evidence in Singapore presents to lawyers the classical topics of evidence law with clarity and depth. The book, which arranges the topics in the most thematically logical structure, combines straightforward explanations with scholarly analyses of the Evidence Act, local case law, and developments in other jurisdictions.

    KEY FEATURES:

    • In-depth analysis of key topics in this field - coverage includes references to relevant academic works, legislative debates, and the practices and developments in other common law jurisdictions.
    • Structured approach based on the Evidence Act with comprehensive commentary on Evidence Act provisions supported by extensive citation of local and foreign case law.
    • Comparative analysis with the evidence law of other leading common law jurisdictions - proposes a fundamental re-look at the subject with emphasis placed on first principles.
    • Probing analysis of controversial issues and nascent developments in evidence law.
    • Provides instructive chapter summaries and flowcharts for the major topics.
  • Chapter 1 - An Overview of the Law of Evidence and Introductory Concepts
    Chapter 2 - Relevance, Admissibility, and the Judicial Discretion to Exclude Evidence
    Chapter 3 - Burden of Proof and Standard of Proof
    Chapter 4 - Hearsay
    Chapter 5 – Similar Fact and Character
    Chapter 6 - Opinion
    Chapter 7 - Admissions and Statements
    Chapter 8 – Privilege
  • Chen Siyuan LL.B. (NUS); LL.M. (Harvard), is an Assistant Professor of Law at SMU specialising in Evidence & Civil Procedure and International Moots. Siyuan graduated from NUS with First Class Honours, the Kwa Geok Choo and Allen & Overy-Shook Lin & Bok scholarships, and prizes for Public Law and Jurisprudence. He has published books and articles locally and internationally, some of which have been cited by the courts. He has headed SMU’s International Moots Programme since 2010, and his mooters have been to the championship fi nal of all major international moots, including the Jessup, Vis, Vis East, Price, and International Criminal Court competitions.

     
    Lionel Leo LL.B. (NUS); B.C.L. (Oxford), is a Partner at WongPartnership LLP where he practises civil litigation. He also actively participates in the CLAS scheme, representing accused persons in the State Courts, the High Court, and the Court of Appeal. A recipient of the British Chevening Scholarship and the Crewe Graduate Scholarship, Lionel graduated with First Class Honours from NUS and with Distinction from Oxford, and was the top student in the Law of Evidence in NUS. He has published book chapters and articles on evidence and civil procedure, and has taught part-time at NUS and SMU.

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