Criminal Evidence in Hong Kong

Criminal Evidence in Hong Kong provides a cohesive and interesting perspective on the substantive law in relation to the principles of evidence in criminal cases in Hong Kong, and its application in both Hong Kong and other jurisdictions


This single-binder looseleaf work covers the fundamental principles of evidence which includes the different standards of proof, admissibility of the various types of evidences, the rules regulating witnesses, hearsay rules, their exceptions, and other evidentiary principles. The text is written in a reader-friendly and concise manner, with in-depth discussion and analysis of its consideration and application in judicial decisions.

Providing answers to questions of law and fact, with a flip of a page, a click of a mouse,  or a swipe on your screen
Keep abreast of the latest developments
Stay up to date with the latest decisions and changing regulations across multiple jurisdictions, with content updated on a bi-monthly basis.
An authoritative voice
Highly regarded content written by experts in the field, and have been cited in over a hundred Hong Kong judgments and academic discussions.
Advise with confidence
Equip yourself with the most obvious to the most obscure principles, cases, and points of law, and its application in various jurisdictions.
A streamlined research experience
Alphabetically indexed Table of Cases, Table of Legislation and comprehensive subject index  provides a systematic research experience and optimises relevant search results.
Table of Contents
  • Introductory Matters
  • Facts Which Need Not be Proved
  • Burden and Standard of Proof
  • The Rule Against Hearsay
  • Exceptions to the Hearsay Rule: Admissions and Confessions by the Accused
  • Other Exceptions to the Hearsay Rule
  • Privilege and Disclosure
  • Admissibility of Evidence of Misconduct or Bad Character of the Accused
  • Witnesses
  • The Examination of Witnesses
  • Identification
  • Documentary Evidence
  • Confirmatory evidence
  • Evidence After Conviction
Authors
  • Andrew Bruce SC, BA, LLB (Australia National University); formerly Senior Assistant Director of Public Prosecution, Department of Justice, Hong Kong; Queen's Counsel for Hong Kong; Senior Counsel for Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Previous author

  • Gerard McCoy SBS, QC, SC, BA, LLB (Victoria), MSc (Canterbury); Barrister of the Supreme Court of Hong Kong; Barrister of the High Court of New Zealand; Barrister of the Supreme Court of Victoria; Barrister of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and of Middle Temple
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Updates: The content is updated 4 times a year to accommodate new cases, legislative changes as well as updates in the practice and procedure in this area of law.

Format: Looseleaf set (1 binder), Lexis Advance® Hong Kong & Lexis Red™

ISBN: 9780409997583

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