Cases: Law of Evidence

Browne v Dunn [1893] 6 R 67 – SimpleStudying

Browne v Dunn [1893] is a landmark case concerning the rules of cross-examination.     Keywords: “Browne v Dunn rule” – Fairness – Contradictory evidence – Civil case – Cross-examination of witness   Facts: Browne v Dunn [1893] involved the parties of the civil case, James Loxham Browne and Cecil W. Dunn (solicitor). Dunn produced…

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Maher v DPP [2006] EWHC 1271 – SimpleStudying

  Maher v DPP [2006] concerns the admissibility of multiple hearsays.     Keywords: Admissibility of evidence – Police Incident Log – Hearsay evidence – Multiple hearsay – Car accident – Appeal dismissed Facts: In the case of Maher v DPP [2006], the appellant collided with another vehicle parked nearby. She saw the damage and…

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McCool v Rushcliffe BC [1998] 3 All ER 889 – SimpleStudying

  McCool v Rushcliffe BC [1998] concerns the admission of hearsay evidence.     Keywords: Admissibility of evidence – Magistrates’ court – Indecent assault –Previous acquittal – Local authority – Hearsay evidence – Divisional Court Facts: In the case of McCool v Rushcliffe BC [1998], the appellant was tried and acquitted of indecent assault at…

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O’Brien v Chief Constable of South Wales Police [2003] EWCA Civ 1085 – SimpleStudying

  O’Brien v Chief Constable of South Wales Police [2003] concerns the admissibility of evidence of previous misconduct.     Keywords: Admissibility of evidence – Conviction – Murder and robbery – Custody for life – Malicious prosecution – Previous misconduct – Bad character – Court of Appeal – Appeal dismissed   Facts: In the present…

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R v Adams [2007] EWCA Crim 3025 – SimpleStudying

  R v Adams [2007] concerns admissibility of the witness’s evidence who failed to appear before the court.     Keywords: Conviction – Failure to attend trial – Witness statement – Hearsay evidence – Court of Appeal – Appeal rejected Facts: In the case of R v Adams [2007], the appellant was charged with the…

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