Beginning Evidence

Beginning Evidence
Beginning Evidence
Landa, CS
Routledge Cavendish

Whether you’re new to higher education, coming to legal study for the first time or just wondering what Evidence Law is all about,Beginning Evidenceis the ideal introduction to help you hit the ground running. Starting with the basics and an overview of each topic, it will help you come to terms with the structure, themes and issues of the subject so that you can begin your evidence module with confidence.

Adopting a clear and simple approach with legal vocabulary explained in a detailed glossary, Charanjit Singh Landa breaks the subject of Evidence Law down using practical everyday examples to make it understandable for anyone, whatever their background. Diagrams and flowcharts simplify complex issues, important cases are identified and explained and on-the- spot questions help you recognise potential issues or debates within the law so that you can contribute in classes with confidence.

Beginning Evidenceis an ideal first introduction to the subject for LLB, GDL or ILEX and especially international students, those enrolled on distance learning courses or on other degree programmes.

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An appreciation by Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers

Dr Charanjit Singh reminds us of what Mark Twain once wrote: “If you tell the truth, you don’t need to remember anything”- some possibly sage advice when dealing with a subject which is compulsory for all who wish to practice as lawyers!

Set out in Singh’s excellent text book is another formidable explanation from the Routledge ‘Beginning’ series of books on the subject here of the Law of Evidence written in easily understandable terms for what can be a very difficult area of law for many to study (and teach) although it may look, at least superficially, an easy subject! As with all the Routledge text books, this title is probably the best on the market as an introduction to the way in which the law of evidence operates in England and Wales.

One of the main reasons why we consider the Routledge series of legal textbooks to be of outstanding value both in terms of cost and in content is the way in which their authors (all legal experts) explain substantive legal issues in such a readable fashion.

For both tutors and students, a decision on which textbook or revision book to use is always difficult but it is clear to us from the feedback we have received from students that the Routledge texts lead the legal field. Many of their titles also have excellent links to websites sometimes marked as ‘companion websites’ which also add much assistance to the hard-pressed learner and is a great additional tool for all.

We would also say that the formats used by Routledge for their books are very much of a mainstream formula for legal texts which eases the student into methods of legal reasoning for those just beginning their legal studies and for all undergraduates: they certainly helped us with our preparation so do ensure you look very carefully at all the titles they have on offer!

Singh uses diagrams, tables and what he calls ‘on the spot questions’ to make the subject come alive. For us, the companion website is also an innovation! Therefore, do look at the features at the beginning of the book which will assist with your learning and engagement with the subject matter.

The key definitions and key cases are of particular help to those new to the subject and the title remains an ideal first introduction to the Law of Evidence.

The law is stated as at September 2013.