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Vol 23 No 9 Sept/Oct 2018

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Sopinka, Lederman & Bryant: The Law of Evidence in Canada 5th ed


ISBN13: 9780433493624
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780433474609
Published: March 2018
Publisher: LexisNexis Canada
Country of Publication: Canada
Format: Hardback
Price: £282.00



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This new edition of the seminal work offers current and in-depth coverage of the Canadian law of evidence, and has been updated to include significant recent developments. It is the only major Canadian treatise with in-depth coverage of both civil and criminal evidence.

f your practice involves representing clients in civil or criminal litigation proceedings, Sopinka, Lederman & Bryant: The Law of Evidence in Canada 5th edition must figure prominently on your bookshelf. This new edition of the seminal work offers current and in-depth coverage of the Canadian law of evidence, and has been updated to include significant recent developments.

This go-to resource is written by former and current Superior Court Justices with decades of experience and the necessary expertise to guide practitioners, scholars and students through this complex and ever-changing area of the law.

  • Understand and deal with issues such as illegally obtained evidence, confessions and corroboration
  • Identify when witnesses will be competent and compellable to testify
  • Conduct examinations and cross-examinations within the appropriate scope
  • Gauge whether the burden and standard of proof have been met
  • Recognize the existence and extent of privilege
  • Understand the Supreme Court of Canada's continuing development and extension of the "Principled Approach" into virtually every facet of the law of evidence
  • Gain insight into the admissibility of evidence in many different areas, including character evidence, hearsay evidence, similar fact evidence, opinion evidence and documentary evidence
In addition to substantive guidance, Sopinka, Lederman & Bryant: The Law of Evidence in Canada 5th edition is organized to maximize ease-of-use, with a detailed table of contents and numbered paragraphs for quick access and precise cross-referencing.