Uniform Evidence introduces the uniform evidence legislation as implemented by the Commonwealth, New South Wales, Victoria, the Australian Capital Territory, Tasmania, the Northern Territory and Norfolk Island.
It illustrates the practical applications of evidence law with case examples, summarises complex legal rules with flowcharts, and provides in-depth case analysis to help students explore and understand the underlying principles of evidence law.
Now in its third edition, this book explains, analyses and critiques uniform evidence law in a manner that can be readily and easily understood by all those interested in the law of evidence.
New to this Edition
Updated to reflect all amendments to the uniform evidence legislationIncorporates significant new cases on documents, credibility evidence, and privilege
Includes analysis of recent developments on the issue of probative valueAddresses the latest High Court judgment on tendency evidence in sexual cases
Chapters updated and restructured in response to the latest developments, including: means of evidence with a focus on witnesses, documents and real evidenceopinion evidence including extended analysis of the law concerning expert evidencethe hearsay rule and its exceptions
1. Uniform Evidence LawPART 1: ADDUCING EVIDENCE2. Witnesses3. Documents and Other EvidencePART 2: ADMISSIBILITY4. Relevance5. The Hearsay Rule6. Hearsay Exceptions7. Opinion8. Admissions9. Judgements and Convictions10. Tendency and Coincidence11. Credibility12. Character13. Identification14. Privileges15. Client Legal Privilege16. Discretionary and Mandatory ExclusionsPART 3: PROOF17. The Burden and Standard of Proof18. The Facts That Can Be Proved Without Evidence19. Warnings and Information20. Procedural Provisions