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Cross on Evidence, 10th edition (eBook)

Cross on Evidence, 10th edition (eBook)

Heydon, J, 2014

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This prestigious work, written by the Honourable J D Heydon AC, provides a detailed and authoritative analysis of the Rules of the Law of Evidence in Australia with explicit statements of doctrine, together with extensive citation of the large body of authority.

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Written by the Honourable J D Heydon AC, Cross on Evidence, 10th edition , provides a detailed and authoritative analysis of the rules of the Law of Evidence in Australia. It contains explicit statements of doctrine together with an exposition of the principles underlying the various rules.

Cross on Evidence, 10th edition, has been thoroughly revised to incorporate statutory developments and changes to existing case law.

The 21 chapters in Cross are divided according to topics, providing greater depth and analysis of case law and discussing the scope and nature of the rules of evidence.


     •     Authoritative text on the law of evidence
     •     Covers civil and criminal law of evidence in all Australian jurisdictions
     •     States both the detail of the law and the principles on which it rests
     •     Written by The Hon. Mr Heydon AC QC


The Honourable J D Heydon AC QC is a former Justice of the High Court of Australia. He was appointed to the Court in February 2003, after having been a Judge of the New South Wales Court of Appeal since 2000. He is currently the Commissioner of the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1    Introduction
Chapter 2    Facts which Need not be Proved by Evidence
Chapter 3    Estoppels
Chapter 4    The Burden of Proof and Presumptions
Chapter 5    The Degrees of Proof
Chapter 6    The Functions of Judge and Jury
Chapter 7    The Competence and Compellability of Witnesses
Chapter 8    Corroboration
Chapter 9    The Course of Evidence
Chapter 10    Character and Credibility
Chapter 11    Similar Fact Evidence
Chapter 12    Evidence by Accused Persons
Chapter 13    Privilege
Chapter 14    Public Interest
Chapter 15    Opinion
Chapter 16    The Rule against Hearsay
Chapter 17    The Rule against Hearsay: Principal Exceptions at Common Law
Chapter 18    The Rule against Hearsay: Statutory Exceptions
Chapter 19    The Doctrine of Res Gestae
Chapter 20    Documentary Evidence
Chapter 21    Proof of Frequently Recurring Matters

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