Murphy on Evidence

Murphy on Evidence

by Peter Murphy
     
 

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This volume first appeared in 1980 under the title, "A Practical Approach to Evidence". The book is now established as a text for use on law degree courses and preparation for professional examinations, and is frequently consulted by judges and practitioners.

This edition deals with the many important changes in the law of evidence since the publication of the

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This volume first appeared in 1980 under the title, "A Practical Approach to Evidence". The book is now established as a text for use on law degree courses and preparation for professional examinations, and is frequently consulted by judges and practitioners.

This edition deals with the many important changes in the law of evidence since the publication of the fifth edition. It deals with all major statutory changes, including the Civil Evidence Act 1995 and the Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996. Among the important new House of Lords cases analyzed are "Re H (Minors)" (standard proof), "Khan" (evidence unfairly obtained), "Derby Magistrates' Court, ex parte B, Re L (Minor)" (legal professional privilege) and "Aziz" (good character directions). Material dealing with the scientific basis of evidence has been included.

As in previous editions, the author's teaching method is centred around a realistic, though fictitious criminal case and civil case, which provide teachers and students alike with a searching method of testing their understanding of the law.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781854313737
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
01/01/1995
Edition description:
5th ed
Pages:
624

Meet the Author

Peter Murphy is a Circuit Judge on the South Eastern Circuit. He read law at Cambridge and is a member of the Bars of England, California, and Texas. He is a former Principal Lecturer at the Inns of Court School of Law and has taught and practised at the Bar extensively, both in England and the United States. He was the founding editor-in-chief of Blackstone's Criminal Practice and is the author of Evidence Proof and Facts: A Book of Sources. His books constitute a complete and proven method for the teaching of evidence.

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