Uniform Evidence Law: Commentary and Materials
Edition 4 ed
Publication Date 1 Jan 2012
OverviewUniform Evidence Law - Commentary and Materials, 4E has been updated throughout to provide essential case and legislative extracts and thoughtful, concise commentary covering the uniform evidence legislation in the UEL jurisdictions of the Commonwealth, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania. This latest edition includes discussion of the following significant developments: Interpretations of discretionary exclusion (La Trobe Capital & Mortgage Corporation Ltd v Hay Property Consultants Pty Ltd  FCAFC 4 and Director of Public Prosecutions v Marijancevic  VSCA 355); Hearsay exceptions: interpretation of the freshness exception (R v XY  NSWCCA 181); Important High Court decisions on opinion evidence (Lithgow City Council v Jackson (2011) 281 ALR 223 and Dasreef Pty Ltd v Hawchar  HCA 21) and NSW developments that will provide interest in teaching (Wood v R  NSWCCA 21); Significant decisions on tendency and coincidence (SJ v R; NS v R  NSWCCA 9); Privilege (journalist privilege, self-incrimination and public interest immunity); and recent statements by the High Court on burden and standard of proof (Strong v Woolworths Ltd  HCA 5).