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Practical Law of Evidence for civil matters

CPD Hours: 2

Price: R450.00

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Practical Law of Evidence for civil matters

Presenters : Verlaine de Wit


This webinar teaches the law of evidence as it relates to practice.  Law suits are won and lost because of evidence.  Anyone working in litigation must have a firm grasp on this vital area of the law. Mastering the Law of evidence will enable a legal practitioner both to effectively advise and respresent a client faced with the daunting prospect of a lawsuit.  

Advocate Verlaine de Wit comprehensively teaches this skill that is a must for legal representatives working (or who intend to work) in litigation.


The webinar will cover the following topics:

  • The purpose of evidence in actions and applications
  • What is evidence
  • The types of evidence
  • Testimony
  • Examination-in-chief, cross-examination and re-examination
  • Expert evidence
  • Documentary evidence
  • Real evidence
  • Pleading and the onus
  • The Plascon-Evans rule
  • Relevancy
  • Inadmissible types of evidence
  • Hearsay
  • Assessing evidence and argument
  • Evaluating a client’s case

About the Presenter

Advocate Verlaine de Wit is a member of the Johannesburg Society of Advocates and keeps chambers with the Maisels Group. He has been in practice for over ten years and focuses mostly on mercantile law. He holds a LLM in International Trade Law and further qualifications in international arbitration and film producing.



Who this webinar is for?

  • Law students
  • Article clerks
  • Litigation attorneys
  • Legal advisors
  • Pupils
  • Advocates
  • Anyone interested in litigation

Additional material

By purchasing this webinar you will be provided with:

  • A summarised slide presentation.
  • Reference documents and/or course material where available.

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