Australian Uniform Evidence Law: Principles and Context, 2nd edition

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ISBN/ISSN: 9780409356489
Release Date: July 19, 2022
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The second edition of this book provides an accessible, well-structured, compact yet detailed presentation and critical analysis of the law of evidence applicable in the Australian uniform evidence jurisdictions. Written by an expert team of practitioners and academics, the commentary takes readers beyond legal principles and case law to deliver a working understanding of the current operation of the law.

Designed for easy navigation of the key areas of evidence law, each chapter is set out in a logical and accessible manner. The authors discuss the practical operation of the legislative regime in the wider legal context, particularly within the trial structure. It presents succinct explanations of the underlying principles, an assessment of their success as enacted and, where relevant, explores the future direction in which they may be developed. The complexities within each aspect of the law, as well as conflicting decisions and approaches, are addressed. It is essential reading for anyone wishing to understand Australia’s uniform evidence regime.

The new edition has been fully revised and updated to include recent developments in case law and legislation, including legislative developments in the law of tendency and coincidence evidence concerning child sexual abuse cases in some uniform evidence jurisdictions.

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• Clear, concise analysis of uniform evidence principles
• Authoritative, experienced author team
• Covers all uniform jurisdictions, identifying and explaining differences
• Positions the rules of evidence in the wider legal context
• Provides insights and analysis for future development of the uniform scheme

Related Titles

• Weinstein, Anderson, Marychurch & Roy, Uniform Evidence in Australia, 3rd ed, 2020
• Field, LNQA Uniform Evidence Law, 3rd ed, 2019
• Ligertwood & Edmond, Australian Evidence: A Principled Approach to the Common Law and Uniform Acts, 6th ed, 2017
• Peden & Kumar, LNCS Uniform Evidence Law, 2012
• Kumar & Peden, QRC Uniform Evidence Law, 3rd ed, 2018


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Table of contents

  • Ch 1. Introduction

  • Ch 2. The Trial

  • Ch 3. Exclusions and Warnings

  • Ch 4. Testamentary Evidence

  • Ch 5. Documentary and Other Evidence

  • Ch 6. Proof

  • Ch 7. Privilege

  • Ch 8. Relevance

  • Ch 9. Hearsay

  • Ch 10. Admissions

  • Ch 11. Opinion Evidence

  • Ch 12. Tendency and Coincidence Evidence

  • Ch 13. Credibility Evidence

  • Ch 14. Character Evidence

  • Ch 15. Identification Evidence

  • Appendix: Evidence Act 1995 (Cth)