Clear, authoritative and detailed, Cross & Tapper on Evidence has, over successive editions, become firmly established as a classic of legal literature.
The thirteenth edition of this essential textbook reflects on all recent changes and developments in this fast-moving subject. In particular, it fully examines new case law relevant to evidence of privilege, character and hearsay.
The inclusion of some comparative material provides an excellent basis for the critical appraisal of English law. Cross & Tapper remains the definitive guide to the law of evidence, and is an indispensable resource for students and practitioners alike.
Roderick Munday is Reader Emeritus in Law at the University of Cambridge, Fellow Emeritus of Peterhouse, Cambridge, and a Bencher of Lincoln's Inn.
1: Introduction 2: Matters not requiring proof and judicial findings as evidence 3: Burdens and proof 4: The functions of the judge and jury 5: Witnesses 6: The course of evidence 7: Character in general 8: Bad character of the accused 9: Privilege 10: Public policy 11: Opinion 12: Hearsay in general 13: Hearsay in civil proceedings 14: Hearsay in criminal proceedings 15: Documentary evidence 16: Proof of frequently recurring matters