A complete treatment of the law of evidence as it applies to evidence given by witnesses in civil and criminal proceedings as well as before administrative tribunals, public inquiries and legislative committees. A practical reference work, providing coverage of evidentiary issues as they arise in these types of proceedings. Individual chapters examine testimonial evidence under the subject headings of competence, compellability, compelling attendance, refusal to give evidence, credibility, corroboration and privilege. Special topics receive specific coverage in chapters on the expert witness, the child witness, the adverse and hostile witness, witnesses before tribunals, and witnesses before Parliament.
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