Legal Professional Privilege in Australia, 3rd edition

This well respected book has detailed and scholarly coverage of all aspects of the doctrine of legal professional privilege, and is an authoritative and up-to-date legal work in the market devoted entirely to this area of the law.

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ISBN/ISSN: 9780409340761
Release Date: November 01, 2016
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Legal Professional Privilege in Australia brings together all the important aspects of the doctrine and all substantive decisions thereon, in a readable fashion rather than a bare and dry exposition. It covers the doctrine both at common law and as set out in the Evidence Act 1995, including its qualifications and exceptions thereto, and closely examines the associate and complex doctrine of waiver of the privilege. It also cites numerous cases to provide detailed illustrations of the application of the doctrine.

Extensively revised and updated this third edition this practical book is an essential text for judges, magistrates, barristers, solicitors, police prosecutors, teachers and students of law


  • Authoritative, scholarly and comprehensive
  • Practical focus

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Table of contents

  1. Introduction

  2. History of Legal Professional Privilege

  3. Definition and Application of Legal Professional Privilege

  4. Basis of the Doctrine

  5. Qualifications to the Doctrine

  6. Common Law Exceptions

  7. Statutory Exceptions

  8. Express Waiver

  9. Implied Waive

  10. Evidence Act 1995

  11. Evidence Amendment (Confidential Communications) Act 1997

  12. Conclusions