Queensland Evidence Law, 4th edition

A clear and accessible explanation of Queensland’s common law rules of evidence, as affected by the Evidence Act 1977 (Qld), in civil and criminal matters. It includes the comparative position under the Evidence Act 1995 (Cth) for federal matters.

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ISBN/ISSN: 9780409345636
Release Date: March 31, 2017
AUD$ 131.25
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Product description

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 fourth edition has been revised and updated to reflect recent developments in case law and legislation, including amendment of s 95 of the Evidence Act 1977 (Qld).

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


  • Clear, accessible explanations of key concepts enables navigation of complex evidence rules
  • Focus on Queensland position makes text relevant and cost effective
  • Includes comparative position under Evidence Act 1995 (Cth)
  • Self-test quizzes and problems consolidate learning

Related Titles

Field, LexisNexis Questions and Answers: Evidence for Common Law States, 2nd edition, 2015
Field, LexisNexis Questions and Answers: Uniform Evidence Law, 2nd edition, 2015
Ligertwood & Edmond, Australian Evidence: A Principled Approach to the Common Law and Uniform Acts, 6th edition, 2017
Williams, Anderson, Marychurch & Roy, Uniform Evidence in Australia, 2015


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. Illegally Obtained Evidence