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Cross on Evidence e12

Cross on Evidence e12

By J D Heydon

This text 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 and is the only text which covers the entirety of the law of evidence, both in the uniform jurisdictions and the states which have separate regimes.

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    Now in its twelfth edition, this fully updated prestigious 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.

    Features:

    • 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
  • About the author

    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. After leaving the High Court in 2013, in 2014-2015 he served as the Commissioner of the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption. He has published a number of legal texts, including his first book The Restraint of Trade Doctrine, in 1971.

  • Product details

    ISBN: 9780409351910

    Published: 2019

    Format: Hardcover

  • Table of contents

    1. Introduction

    2. Facts which Need not be Proved by Evidence

    3. Estoppels

    4. The Burden of Proof and Presumptions

    5. Degrees of Proof

    6. The Functions of Judge and Jury

    7. The Competence and Compellability of Witnesses

    8. Corroboration

    9. The Course of Evidence

    10. Character and Credibility

    11. Similar Fact Evidence

    12. Evidence by Accused Persons

    13. Privilege

    14. Public Interest

    15. Opinion

    16. The Rule against Hearsay

    17. The Rule against Hearsay: Principal Exceptions at Common Law

    18. The Rule against Hearsay: Statutory Exceptions

    19. The Doctrine of Res Gestae

    20. Documentary Evidence

    21. Proof of Frequently Recurring Matters

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