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Judicial Process — Overview

This theme contains two subjects, namely: Civil Procedure and Evidence


Civil Procedure

Discussion Groups

These self-sustaining groups are an essential part of the life of our graduate school. They are organised in some cases by graduate students and in others by Faculty members and meet regularly during term, typically over a sandwich lunch, when one of the group presents work in progress or introduces a discussion of a particular issue or new case. They may also encompass guest speakers from the faculty and beyond.

Procedural Justice Discussion Group

Publications

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Journal Articles

A Higgins, 'Legal lessons from the News of the World phone hacking scandal' (2012) 31 Civil Justice Quarterly 274

C Hodges, 'Collective Redress in Europe: The New Model' (2010) 7 Civil Justice Quarterly 370

C Hodges, 'From Class Actions to Collective Redress ' (2009) 28 Civil Justice Quarterly 41

WG Ringe, 'Keine Berufungszuständigkeit des OLG nach § 119 GVG bei Beteiligung einer Scheinauslandsgesellschaft' (2008) EuZW 44

Books

J J W Herring, Legal Ethics (Oxford University Press 2014) [...]

A textbook on professional ethics for lawyers.


C Hodges, The Costs and Funding of Civil Litigation: A Comparative Approach (C Hodges, S Vogenauer & M Tulibacka, Hart Publishing 2010)

Chapters

C Hodges, 'Objectives, Mechanisms and Policy Choices in Collective Enforcement and Redress' in J Steele and W van Boom (eds), Mass Justice (Edward Elgar 2011)

C Hodges, 'Collective Actions' in P Cane and H Kritzer (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Empirical Legal Research (Oxford University Press 2010)

Case Notes

A Higgins and Adrian Zuckerman, 'Re Prudential plc [2013] UKSC 1: The Supreme Court leaves to Parliament the issue of privilege for tax advice by accountants, what Parliament should do is restrict privilege for tax advice given by lawyers. ' (2013) 32 Civil Justice Quarterly 313

Others

and C Hodges, 'The Globalisation of Class Actions ' (2009) 66 Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science

Working Papers

A Higgins and Adrian Zuckerman, 'Class Actions in England? Efficacy, Autonomy and Proportionality in Collective Redress' (2013) 93/2013 University of Oxford Legal Research Paper Series [...]

This paper examines the background to the UK Government’s plans announced this year to introduce opt out class actions in competition cases, the EU Parliament’s opposition to them on autonomy grounds, and the arguments put forward by corporate lobby groups and the academics funded by them against opt out class actions. The paper argues that far from being a restriction on autonomy, there are strong grounds for requiring mandatory class actions for the determination of common claims and defences. Procedures for determining common issues in the one proceeding are a crucial feature of any effective and proportionate system of collective redress. We sketch some ways of encouraging individual participation in class actions without undermining the benefits of collective action, including more democratic decision making in the management and settlement of class actions. Moreover, private class actions are a necessary complement to action by public regulators, ensuring that the task of securing redress for mass harms is not borne fully by taxpayers, and that victims can still obtain redress where regulation is not available or ineffective.


Reports

S J Bright and Dr L Whitehouse, 'Information, Advice and Representation in Housing Possession Cases' ( 1 2014) [...]

The research for this report was conducted using research methods including legal analysis; interviewing decision-makers involved in housing possession cases and observing court possession days. The initial research aim was to evaluate the extent to which non-financial considerations (such as the welfare of children, exacerbation of health problems, loss of community networks, etc.) are taken into account in possession cases. Surveys were conducted to obtain detailed information about case management and the legal process of possession including the amount of advice and support available to defendants at court premises. In the full report suggestions for improvement are made, including a review of court forms, changes to the use made of the rent and mortgage pre-action protocols, and that consideration should be given to whether the adoption of a less formal process would improve attendance rates whilst reducing demands on the judiciary and other court resources.


Courses

The courses we offer in this field are:

Postgraduate

BCL

Our taught postgraduate programme, designed to serve outstanding law students from common-law backgrounds

Principles of Civil Procedure

The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the fundamental principles of Civil Procedure. These principles are not specific to England but are common to all advanced systems of law. The operation and implications of these principles is discussed against the background of English law and the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights. A short introduction to English civil procedure is provided so that students not familiar with the English system could soon acquire a working knowledge. However, students coming from other jurisdiction are encouraged to consider how the principles and the ideas discussed in the lectures can play a part in their own home litigation systems.

 Both lectures and seminars involve active student participation. The course consists of approximately 20 lectures (most of 2 hours duration), 6 to 8 guest lectures and seminars and 4 tutorials. The lectures are normally held in Michaelmas and Hilary Terms and the seminars in Trinity Term. The lectures will be given by Professor Zuckerman and Dr Higgins. The seminars address central issues in contemporary procedure in England and elsewhere. The sessions are conducted by Professor Zuckerman with guest speakers, such as scholars, practitioners and judges from England and abroad. Tutorials are given in all three terms and may be spread over two or three terms. Tutorials will be taken with Dr Higgins, Professor Zuckerman and a graduate teaching assistant.

 The course contains the following topics:

  1. General theory of civil adjudication
  2. The common law right to fair trial and procedural implications of the European Convention on Human Rights
  3. An introduction to English civil procedure
  4. Adversarial litigation; case management and sanctions for non-compliance with rules or orders; fraudulent litigants
  5. Summary adjudication
  6. Interim remedies including super injunctions, freezing orders and search orders
  7. Disclosure
  8. Exceptions to disclosure including public interest immunity, closed material proceedings, legal professional privilege and privilege against self-incrimination
  9. Expert evidence
  10. Collective redress including class actions
  11. Appeals and finality of litigation
  12. Costs: full cost shifting, partial (fixed) cost shifting, qualified one way cost shifting and the no-costs rule; Funding: hourly fees, conditional fees, referral fees, damages based agreements and third party commercial funding; Protection from costs: part 36 offers; security for costs; wasted costs orders.
  13. Litigants in person
  14. Alternative dispute resolution (Time permitting)

 

MJur

Our taught postgraduate programme, designed to serve outstanding law students from civil law backgrounds.

Principles of Civil Procedure

The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the fundamental principles of Civil Procedure. These principles are not specific to England but are common to all advanced systems of law. The operation and implications of these principles is discussed against the background of English law and the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights. A short introduction to English civil procedure is provided so that students not familiar with the English system could soon acquire a working knowledge. However, students coming from other jurisdiction are encouraged to consider how the principles and the ideas discussed in the lectures can play a part in their own home litigation systems.

 Both lectures and seminars involve active student participation. The course consists of approximately 20 lectures (most of 2 hours duration), 6 to 8 guest lectures and seminars and 4 tutorials. The lectures are normally held in Michaelmas and Hilary Terms and the seminars in Trinity Term. The lectures will be given by Professor Zuckerman and Dr Higgins. The seminars address central issues in contemporary procedure in England and elsewhere. The sessions are conducted by Professor Zuckerman with guest speakers, such as scholars, practitioners and judges from England and abroad. Tutorials are given in all three terms and may be spread over two or three terms. Tutorials will be taken with Dr Higgins, Professor Zuckerman and a graduate teaching assistant.

 The course contains the following topics:

  1. General theory of civil adjudication
  2. The common law right to fair trial and procedural implications of the European Convention on Human Rights
  3. An introduction to English civil procedure
  4. Adversarial litigation; case management and sanctions for non-compliance with rules or orders; fraudulent litigants
  5. Summary adjudication
  6. Interim remedies including super injunctions, freezing orders and search orders
  7. Disclosure
  8. Exceptions to disclosure including public interest immunity, closed material proceedings, legal professional privilege and privilege against self-incrimination
  9. Expert evidence
  10. Collective redress including class actions
  11. Appeals and finality of litigation
  12. Costs: full cost shifting, partial (fixed) cost shifting, qualified one way cost shifting and the no-costs rule; Funding: hourly fees, conditional fees, referral fees, damages based agreements and third party commercial funding; Protection from costs: part 36 offers; security for costs; wasted costs orders.
  13. Litigants in person
  14. Alternative dispute resolution (Time permitting)

 


People

Civil Procedure teaching is organized by a Subject Group convened by:

Adrian Zuckerman: Professor of Civil Procedure

in conjunction with:

Roderick Bagshaw: Associate Professor of Law
Denis Galligan: Professor of Socio-Legal Studies
James Goudkamp: Associate Professor of Law
Katharine Grevling: Associate Professor of Law
Andrew Higgins: Associate Professor of Civil Procedure
Mike Macnair: Associate Professor of Law
Robert Sharpe: Visiting Professor

assisted by:

Inbar Levy: DPhil Law student

Also working in this field, but not involved in its teaching programme:

Gefei Ji:
Wing Winky So: DPhil Law student

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Evidence

Discussion Groups

These self-sustaining groups are an essential part of the life of our graduate school. They are organised in some cases by graduate students and in others by Faculty members and meet regularly during term, typically over a sandwich lunch, when one of the group presents work in progress or introduces a discussion of a particular issue or new case. They may also encompass guest speakers from the faculty and beyond.

Evidence Law Discussion Group

Publications

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Journal Articles

2010

Laura Hoyano, 'Coroners And Justice Act 2009 -- (3) Special Measures Directions Take Two: Entrenching Unequal Access to Justice?' [2010] [2010] Criminal Law Review 345 [...]

This article maps (through diagrams) and analyses the changes made by the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 to existing Special Measures Directions for child witnesses, child defendants and complainants of sexual assault under the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999. Adult defendants suffering from some form of significant mental impairment are for the first time made eligible to apply for leave to testify using the live link and with the assistance of an intermediary. In addition, the 2009 Act deems witnesses to violent offences against the person involving the use of firearms or knives to be intimidated and hence automatically eligible for Special Measures. The article concludes that the measures for defendants do not go far enough and are susceptible to challenge under ECHR Article 6, and perhaps go too far in introducing anomalies in the treatment of different categories of intimidated witnesses.


ISBN: 0011-135X

2007

Laura Hoyano, 'The Child Witness Review: Much Ado about too Little' [2007] November Criminal Law Review 849 [...]

In December 2004 the Government announced a review of child evidence with a remit to consider whether section 28 of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999, providing for video taped pre-trial cross-examination, should be retained in some form, to review the performance of Special Measures for child witnesses, and to consider measures for vulnerable defendants. The Review Group's Consultation Paper, Improving the Criminal Trial Process of Young Witnesses, was published only in June 2007. This article critically evaluates the most significant recommendations. As of October 2008, the Government had yet to publish its position regarding the responses to the Consultation Paper, notwithstanding that the consultation period had closed in October 2007.


ISBN: 0011 135X

2006

A Ashworth, 'Four Threats to the Presumption of Innocence' (2006) 10 International Journal of Evidence and Proof 241 [...]

A revised and improved version of my SALJ article, written for a British readership and dealing with attacks on the presumption of innocence.


A Ashworth, 'Four Threats to the Presumption of Innocence' (2006) 123 South African Law Journal 62 [...]

An exploration of the justifications for the presumption of innocence, and the various arguments for curtailing it by reversing the burden of proof in certain types of case.


2005

Laura Hoyano, 'Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999: Special Measures Directions—Compliance with Article 6' (2005) 69 Journal of Criminal Law 488 [...]

evaluates the decision of the House of Lords in Camberwell Green Youth Court ex parte D [2005] UKHL 4, [2005] 1 WLR 393, which held that mandatory Special Measures Directions for child witnessesunder the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 in principle comply with ECHR Article 6.


2001

Laura Hoyano, 'Striking a Balance between the Rights of Defendants and Vulnerable Witnesses: Will Special Measures Directions Contravene Guarantees of a Fair Trial?' [2001] [2000] Criminal Law Review 948 [...]

The Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 enables courts to issue Special Measures Directions to protect children and other vulnerable witnesses. This article reviewed the compatibility of these measures with the fair trial guarantee contained in article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Subject to a few doubtful cases, including the withholding of Special Measures from child defendants, the great majority of Special Measures Directions were concluded to be likely to be ECHR-compatible. It was cited with approval by the House of Lords in R v Camberwell Green Youth Court ex parte D [2005] UKHL 4, [2005] 1 WLR 393, in holding that the 'primary rule' regime for child witnesses was compatible with article 6, but expressing doubt about the exclusion of child defendants from Special Measures.


ISBN: 0011 135X

2000

Laura Hoyano, 'Variations On A Theme By Pigot: Special Measures Directions for Child Witnesses' [2000] [2000] Criminal Law Review 250 [...]

This article maps and analyses the Special Measures Directions introduced for child and other vulnerable and intimidated witnesses by the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999. Simplified versions of the diagrams in this article are reproduced in the several editions of the official government guidance to Special Measures Directions, Achieving Best Evidence (Home Office et al).


1997

Laura Hoyano, Allan Hoyano, Gwynn Davis and Shelagh Goldie, 'A Study of the Impact of the Revised Code for Crown Prosecutors' [1997] [1997] Criminal Law Review 556 [...]

Reports on the results of an empirical research study commissioned by the Crown Prosecution Service on how Crown prosecutors use the Code for Crown Prosecutors to make decisions regarding a range of offences, using the evidential and public interest criteria.


Books

2007

Laura Hoyano and C Keenan, Child Abuse: Law and Policy Across Boundaries (OUP 2007) [...]

This book examines the whole process of child protection from complaint investigation to prosecution in the criminal and civil courts. It provides a coherent analysis of current law and procedure across the legal and geographical boundaries within which legal discussion of child abuse is usually confined, analysing criminal, family, tort, human rights and evidence law as they bear on child abuse cases. Comparative material is drawn from over 75 jurisdictionsusing the adversarial trial model. The book was awarded the first Inner Temple Book Prize (2008). The paperback edition is updated in English law, including the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 enacted on 12 November 2009.


ISBN: 978-0-19-829946-2

1999

Laura Hoyano and others, An Assessment of the Admissibility and Sufficiency of Evidence in Child Abuse Prosecutions (Home Office, United Kingdom Government 1999) [...]

This reports the findings of a qualitative empirical research study commissioned by the Home Office in 1997, to investigate the extent to which cases of alleged sexual, physical and emotional abuse or neglect are not prosecuted because the evidence gathered during the investigation are deemed insufficient or inadmissible. The study examined how that evidence is collected and evaluated in each of the three phases of a criminal prosecution: the interagency investigation, the assessment by the Crown Prosecution Service, and the trial.The study also provides a comparative survey of measures to facilitate the taking of children's evidence in other jurisdictions, in particular in Canada, United States, New Zealand and Australia.


ISBN: 1-84082-357-7

Chapters

2012

A Ashworth, 'The Exclusion of Evidence obtained by Violation of a Fundamental Right: Pragmatism before Principle in the Strasbourg Jurisprudence' in Paul Roberts and Jill Hunter (eds), Criminal Evidence and Human Rights: Reimagining Common Law Procedural Traditions (Hart Publishing 2012) (forthcoming) [...]

A principled analysis of the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights on the admissbiility of evidence obtained through violation of a Convention rights.


ISBN: 9781849461726

Laura Hoyano and HHJ Johanna Cutts QC, 'Special Measures and Anonymity Orders to Facilitate Testimony by Witnesses and Defendants' in Lord Justice Hooper and Prof David Ormerod (eds), Blackstone’s Criminal Practice 2013 (OUP 2012) (forthcoming) [...]

This is a substantial rewrite of the section D4 of Blackstone’s Criminal Practice 2012, which was written as a new chapter of the book.


2011

Laura Hoyano, 'Section D14 Assisting a Witness or Defendant' in Lord Justice Hooper and Prof David Ormerod (eds), Blackstone’s Criminal Practice 2012 (Oxford University Press 2011) [...]

This is an entirely new chapter for Blackstone’s Criminal Practice, and explains the statutory provisions and case law governing (1) special measures for child and vulnerable witnesses, including defendants (2) best practice in questioning child and vulnerable witnesses and (3) witness anonymity orders.


ISBN: 9780199694389

2010

R M Bagshaw, 'Chapters on: \\\'Relevance, Admissibility and Weight; Previous and Subsequent Existence of Facts; The Best Evidence Rule\\\'; \\\'Corroboration, Supporting Evidence and Related Warnings\\\'; \\\'Identification\\\'; \\\'Physical Conditions, States of Mind and Emotions\\\'' in Hodge M Malek QC (ed), Phipson on Evidence, Seventeenth edition (Sweet & Maxwell 2010)

2009

P N Mirfield and others, '' in Hodge Malek (ed), Phipson on Evidence (Sweet & Maxwell 2009) [...]

Chapters on Character


ISBN: 1847036066

2007

R M Bagshaw, 'Behavioural Science Data in Evidence Teaching and Scholarship' in Paul Roberts and Mike Redmayne (eds), Innovations in Evidence and Proof (Hart Publishing 2007)

2005

R M Bagshaw, 'Chapters on: 'Relevance, Admissibility and Weight; Previous and Subsequent Existence of Facts; The Best Evidence Rule'; 'Corroboration, Supporting Evidence and Related Warnings'; 'Identification'; 'Physical Conditions, States of Mind and Emotions'' in Hodge M Malek (ed), Phipson on Evidence, Sixteenth edition (Sweet & Maxwell 2005)

K D Grevling, 'Phipson on Evidence 16th ed' in Hodge Malek QC Gen Ed & others (Auburn, Bagsahw, Day, Grevling, Hochberg,Hollander, Mirfield, Oakley (eds), Phipson on Evidence 16th ed (Sweet & Maxwell 2005) [...]

I am responsible for chapters 34 (Right to Silence, 35 (Confessions), 36 (Statements in Presence of Accused), 37 (Agency etc)The book is updated with supplements - one is being prepared for Sept 07


ISBN: 421874708

2003

A Ashworth, 'Exploring the Integrity principle in Evidence and Procedure' in P. Mirfield and R.J. Smith (eds), Essays for Colin Tapper (Butterworths 2003)

K D Grevling, 'Silence, Lies and Vicious Circularity' in P Mirfield & R Smith (eds), Essays for Colin Tapper (Lexis-Nexis UK 2003) [...]

This article deals with complex and overlapping law relating to (i) the adverse inferences which may be drawn, and judicial directions to be given, when the accused fails to mention a fact when questioned he later relies upon in his defence (now mainly statutory), and (ii) lies (usually told when questioned, but sometimes given in the witness box - common law).


ISBN: 406964394

Presentation/Conference contributions

1999

Laura Hoyano, Caroline Keenan, Gwynn Davis and Lee Maitland, 'Interviewing Allegedly Abused Children with a View to a Criminal Prosecution', paper presented at Criminal Law Review 863

Courses

The courses we offer in this field are:

Postgraduate

BCL

Our taught postgraduate programme, designed to serve outstanding law students from common-law backgrounds

Evidence

The Law of Evidence is essentially the same in all common law jurisdictions. Lawyers need to have a good command of this area of the law since problems tend to arise unexpectedly, especially in the course of trials, and because the subject engages important questions of due process and of fundamental rights.

The course stresses the principled theoretical foundations of common law Evidence doctrine governing criminal trials. Traditional topics within the Law of Evidence, such as the burden of proof, hearsay, privilege against self-incrimination and character evidence, will be elucidated in terms of their underlying rationales, taking account of legislative developments as well as precedent. Attention will also be given to the continuing human rights revolution in English criminal procedure.

Although the law of England and Wales provides the background against which the basic concepts of evidence law are explored, the discussion of policies and of foundational principles goes well beyond English law and is designed to illuminate criminal procedure across the common law world and to stimulate comparison with civilian systems. Notwithstanding the stress that the course places on principle, it will enable students to acquire a sound understanding of the operation of discrete rules, such as hearsay, self-incrimination, confessions and bad character. Students from non-common law jurisdictions would not only gain an insight into English criminal procedure but will also become better equipped to evaluate the arrangements of their own systems.

In all jurisdictions the subject is in constant ferment with new codes and various reforms under consideration or in the course of implementation. Since the subject throws into relief the tension between the efficient resolution of disputes, on the one hand, and on the other the imperatives of fairness, due process and respect for fundamental rights, it is never short of topicality or fierce controversy. The course will enable students to engage in these debates.

Whilst the law of evidence plays a much less important role than it once did in many types of civil trial, the course includes reference to some of the rules and principles that remain significant in civil proceedings. There are therefore areas of overlap between evidence in criminal and civil proceedings. The plan below includes lectures on secret evidence and on statistical evidence, which are also of interest to students taking the civil procedure course. Similarly, the civil procedure course includes some topics that are of relevance to evidence students, such as legal professional privilege, experts and the right to an independent and impartial tribunal. These are open to students taking the evidence course.

For the first time this year the evidence course will be delivered by an international team of leading scholars in the field of evidence, as well as by Oxford scholars. We are especially pleased by the participation of Professor Dyson Heydon, retired Justice of the Australian High Court and Visiting Professor at Oxford University, who will be offering tutorials as well as giving lectures.

Lecture Plan

Michaelmas Term:

Professor Paul Roberts: Principles of criminal evidence: presumption of innocence (4 lectures and one seminar)

Dr Katharine Grevling: Confessions and the right to silence (8 lectures)

Hilary Term:

Dr Katharine Grevling: Illegally obtained evidence (8 lectures)

Professor Dyson Heydon: Hearsay (4 lectures)

Professor Roderick Bagshaw: Secret evidence (4 lectures)

Dr Amit Pundik: Statistical evidence (4 lectures)

Trinity Term:

Professor John Spencer: Vulnerable witnesses, and complainants’ character (2 seminars)

Professor Mike Redmayne: Accused’s character (1 seminar)

Professor Andrew Choo: The right to confrontation and hearsay – a comparative perspective (1 seminar)

Tutorials:

Tutorials will be offered by Professor Dyson Heydon in Hilary Term. Tutorials in Michaelmas Term, and possibly in Trinity Term, will be offered by Professor Andrew Choo and a Faculty graduate teaching assistant.

 

MJur

Our taught postgraduate programme, designed to serve outstanding law students from civil law backgrounds.

Evidence

The Law of Evidence is essentially the same in all common law jurisdictions. Lawyers need to have a good command of this area of the law since problems tend to arise unexpectedly, especially in the course of trials, and because the subject engages important questions of due process and of fundamental rights.

The course stresses the principled theoretical foundations of common law Evidence doctrine governing criminal trials. Traditional topics within the Law of Evidence, such as the burden of proof, hearsay, privilege against self-incrimination and character evidence, will be elucidated in terms of their underlying rationales, taking account of legislative developments as well as precedent. Attention will also be given to the continuing human rights revolution in English criminal procedure.

Although the law of England and Wales provides the background against which the basic concepts of evidence law are explored, the discussion of policies and of foundational principles goes well beyond English law and is designed to illuminate criminal procedure across the common law world and to stimulate comparison with civilian systems. Notwithstanding the stress that the course places on principle, it will enable students to acquire a sound understanding of the operation of discrete rules, such as hearsay, self-incrimination, confessions and bad character. Students from non-common law jurisdictions would not only gain an insight into English criminal procedure but will also become better equipped to evaluate the arrangements of their own systems.

In all jurisdictions the subject is in constant ferment with new codes and various reforms under consideration or in the course of implementation. Since the subject throws into relief the tension between the efficient resolution of disputes, on the one hand, and on the other the imperatives of fairness, due process and respect for fundamental rights, it is never short of topicality or fierce controversy. The course will enable students to engage in these debates.

Whilst the law of evidence plays a much less important role than it once did in many types of civil trial, the course includes reference to some of the rules and principles that remain significant in civil proceedings. There are therefore areas of overlap between evidence in criminal and civil proceedings. The plan below includes lectures on secret evidence and on statistical evidence, which are also of interest to students taking the civil procedure course. Similarly, the civil procedure course includes some topics that are of relevance to evidence students, such as legal professional privilege, experts and the right to an independent and impartial tribunal. These are open to students taking the evidence course.

For the first time this year the evidence course will be delivered by an international team of leading scholars in the field of evidence, as well as by Oxford scholars. We are especially pleased by the participation of Professor Dyson Heydon, retired Justice of the Australian High Court and Visiting Professor at Oxford University, who will be offering tutorials as well as giving lectures.

Lecture Plan

Michaelmas Term:

Professor Paul Roberts: Principles of criminal evidence: presumption of innocence (4 lectures and one seminar)

Dr Katharine Grevling: Confessions and the right to silence (8 lectures)

Hilary Term:

Dr Katharine Grevling: Illegally obtained evidence (8 lectures)

Professor Dyson Heydon: Hearsay (4 lectures)

Professor Roderick Bagshaw: Secret evidence (4 lectures)

Dr Amit Pundik: Statistical evidence (4 lectures)

Trinity Term:

Professor John Spencer: Vulnerable witnesses, and complainants’ character (2 seminars)

Professor Mike Redmayne: Accused’s character (1 seminar)

Professor Andrew Choo: The right to confrontation and hearsay – a comparative perspective (1 seminar)

Tutorials:

Tutorials will be offered by Professor Dyson Heydon in Hilary Term. Tutorials in Michaelmas Term, and possibly in Trinity Term, will be offered by Professor Andrew Choo and a Faculty graduate teaching assistant.

 


People

Evidence teaching is organized by a Subject Group convened by:

Peter Mirfield: Professor of the Law of Evidence

in conjunction with:

Roderick Bagshaw: Associate Professor of Law
Katharine Grevling: Associate Professor of Law
Laura Hoyano: Associate Professor of Law, Faculty of Law, and Senior Research Fellow in Law at Wadham College

Also working in this field, but not involved in its teaching programme:

Daniel Alati: DPhil Law student
Andrew Ashworth: Emeritus Vinerian Professor of English Law
Denis Galligan: Professor of Socio-Legal Studies
Karl Laird: Lecturer in Law
Richard Martin: DPhil Criminology student
Colin Tapper: Emeritus Professor
Adrian Zuckerman: Professor of Civil Procedure

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