Evidence Law in Queensland 11e
Publication Date 30 Jun 2016
OverviewEvidence Law in QueenslandÂ 11thÂ Edition provides practitioners and students alike with reliable, up-to-date and comprehensive commentary on theÂ Evidence Act 1977Â (Qld). John Forbes has applied his expertise in ten previous editions and once again delivers an authoritative resource for practitioners, law enforcement professionals and students. The 11th Edition incorporates fresh analysis of legislative and case law developments, including: Amendment to theÂ Evidence ActÂ by theÂ Criminal Law (Domestic Violence) Amendment Act 2015,Â expanding the class of â€˜special witnessesâ€™ to include alleged victims of domestic violence; The addition of more than 120 cases; The High Courtâ€™s statement inÂ Fitzgerald v The QueenÂ (2015) that the possibility of â€˜secondary transferâ€™ of DNA may raise a reasonable doubt; Court of Appealâ€™s ruling inÂ R v CowanÂ (2015) that a confession secured by an undercover police officer who was not perceived as a â€œperson in authorityâ€ may be received in evidence; Ruling inÂ R v ReedÂ (2014) that â€˜relationshipâ€™ evidence, as circumstantial evidence, does not itself have to be proved beyond reasonable doubt; Decision inÂ R v NÂ (2015) that results of searches and seizures made without a warrant are not immune from exclusion per theÂ Bunning v CrossÂ doctrine; Requirement inÂ Downes v Maxwell Richard Rhys & Co Pty Ltd (in liq)Â (2014) that an explanation of the difference between submissions and evidence be provided to Â unrepresented parties; and Ruling inÂ R v SCJ; Ex parte Attorney-General (Qld)Â (2015) that a statement by a child witness not competent to give evidence may be admissible under section 93B. Evidence Law in QueenslandÂ 11th Edition renews this title's well-earned reputation for providing essential guidance to the law and practice of evidence in Queensland.