Cross on Evidence, 13th edition
A detailed and authoritative analysis of the rules of the law of evidence in Australia
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Now in its thirteenth edition, this fully updated text, written by the Honourable J D Heydon AC QC, 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. It is the only significant Australian text which covers the entirety of the law of evidence in Australia, both in the uniform jurisdictions and the states which have separate regimes.
• Authoritative text on the law of evidence
• Covers civil and criminal law of evidence in all Australian jurisdictions
• Outlines both the detail of the law and the principles on which it rests
• Cross on Evidence – looseleaf and online
• Field, LexisNexis Q&A: Evidence for Common Law States, 3rd ed, 2019
• Heydon & Leeming, Jacobs’ Law of Trusts in Australia, 8th ed, 2016
• QRC Evidence for Common Law States, 2nd ed, 2019
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 – 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