Queensland Evidence Law, 5th edition

Queensland Evidence Law, 5th Edition is a clear and accessible introduction to the law of evidence in Queensland civil and criminal matters

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ISBN/ISSN: 9780409350401
Release Date: December 04, 2019
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Queensland Evidence Law explains and discusses the common law rules of evidence as affected by the Evidence Act 1977 (Qld). The author addresses the synthesis of the common law and statutory position to provide a very readable and accessible text that applies a logical and systematic approach to the introduction of each key topic.

The easy-to-navigate design supports a clear discussion and analysis of statutory provisions and leading cases to engage readers. To consolidate understanding, each chapter provides a set of self- test questions and a problem question in each of the civil and criminal jurisdictions.

Discussion of the position under the Evidence Act 1995 (Cth), the foundation of the Uniform Evidence Acts regime, is included to promote familiarity with the evidence rules applicable to practice in federal matters.

The fifth edition has been revised and updated to reflect recent developments in case law and legislation.

This book is an ideal introduction for students to the law of evidence in the Queensland jurisdiction and an excellent reference for legal practitioners.


  • Jurisdiction-specific commentary offers relevance and value for Queensland students and practitioners
  • Clear, accessible explanations of key concepts
  • Provides comparative position under Commonwealth evidence legislation
  • Chapters all include self-test quiz and problems, with online guided responses for lecturer use

Related Titles

Field, LexisNexis Questions and Answers: Evidence for Common Law States, 3rd ed, 2019
Field, Quick Reference Card: Evidence for Common Law States, 2nd ed, 2019
Ligertwood & Edmond, Australian Evidence: A Principled Approach to the Common Law and Uniform Acts, 6th ed, 2017
Williams, Anderson, Marychurch & Roy, Uniform Evidence in Australia, 2nd ed, 2018


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Table of contents

  1. Nature, Sources and Function of the Law of Evidence

  2. Proof without New Evidence

  3. Types and Classifications of Evidence

  4. Competence and Compellability

  5. Privilege

  6. Oral Evidence

  7. Probity, Prejudice and Similar Fact Evidence

  8. Character Evidence — Accused Persons and Sexual Offence Complainants

  9. Hearsay at Common Law

  10. Hearsay under Statute

  11. Opinion Evidence, Identification and Corroboration

  12. Improperly Obtained Evidence