LLA 1300 “A Practitioner’s Guide to the Law of Evidence in Hearings and Arbitrations”

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A comprehensive discussion and explanation of the law of evidence. Written in practical and accessible manner, yet thoroughly researched, the eBook is  available for download as a pdf. This book is essential for anyone working in the human resource or labour relations  and labour law fields in South Africa.




CHAPTER 1: An introduction to the law of evidence

In the first chapter Practitioners are introduced to the principles of evidence: that evidence must be ‘relevant’ and evidence must be admissible’.

CHAPTER 2: The evidence of witnesses at a hearing or arbitration

This chapter discusses and explains the law pertaining to the evidence of witnesses in the context of hearings and arbitrations concerning a labour dispute. The skills involved in leading a witness, cross examination, re-examination as well as opening and closing statements are explained with examples.

CHAPTER 3: Documentary evidence

This chapter discusses and explains the law regarding documentary evidence presented in hearings and arbitrations. The discussion is highly practical in its approach to the subject matter with examples and suggestions given throughout.

CHAPTER 4: Specific types of oral evidence

This chapter discusses eye witness evidence, hearsay evidence, confessions, expert and opinion evidence and in camera evidence.

CHAPTER 5: Specific types of documentary evidence

This article discusses a range of documents which are commonly presented as evidence in hearings and arbitrations, such as the minutes of a disciplinary hearing, polygraph test results, contracts of employment and notes of conversations.

CHAPTER 6: The law of evidence- real evidence

This chapter discusses and explains the law regarding real evidence, that is the objects which are used to prove or disprove a case such as video and tape recordings, photographs and breathalysers.

CHAPTER 7: The law of evidence: special rules

This chapter discusses the law and gives examples of best practice pertaining to the situations where special rules of evidence have been developed by the courts. These rules are the cautionary rule, which applies to single witness, accomplice and other witnesses; entrapment; privilege; judicial notice of facts; similar fact evidence and illegally obtained evidence.

CHAPTER 8: Circumstantial evidence

CHAPTER 9: Limiting evidence in a hearing or arbitration

This article discusses the evidentiary impact of processes used to limit the amount of evidence presented at a hearing or arbitration, such as narrowing the issues, pre-arbitration conference, opening and closing statements .

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