Civil evidence lies at the heart of every lawyer's experience of how the legal process works. Understanding its rules and procedures - using them efficiently and effectively - can make the difference between winning or losing a case, while failure to appreciate the overall context in which they operate can often lead to unnecessary cost and delay. This new book is the first since the Woolf Reforms were introduced to look at the subject afresh, treating it entirely from the perspective of the busy practitioner, offering guidance on every aspect of the subject, combined with insight on those important issues that are so vital for good case management. Essentially an insider's view of the way in which cases should be handled, this book is based on the experience of an author with exceptional knowledge of the subject - both at a substantive and tactical level. Putting the law firmly in its practical setting, it addresses key questions frequently asked by those involved in civil actions: How do I prove facts and what can I do to make the most of them? - What evidence is vulnerable to exclusion? - How can I ensure my opponent is providing full disclosure?
- How will I present the case at trial? - How do the Civil Procedure Rules and the European Convention on Human Rights affect evidential issues?