Expert Evidence: Law, Practice, Procedure and Advocacy 6e

Expert Evidence: Law, Practice, Procedure and Advocacy 6e

By Ian Freckelton QC, Hugh Selby


$235.99* RRP

Forthcoming Release, 30/11/2019

Code: 9780455238425

Lawbook Co., AUSTRALIA

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Expert Evidence: Law, Practice, Procedure and Advocacy is the acclaimed work of first resort for analysing the complex law and practice surrounding expert witnesses and expert evidence in personal injury, commercial, criminal and family law litigation. It has been cited by superior courts in every jurisdiction in Australia and New Zealand, as well as in a number of other countries.

As well as setting out and interpreting the complex common law and statutory criteria for expert evidence admissibility, the book also provides guidance in relation to how most effectively expert witnesses can provide their opinions and how they can be made accountable for their views. It scrutinises disciplinary, costs and civil law repercussions for substandard expert evidence and analyses the forensic application of codes of ethics for experts that have been promulgated in all jurisdictions.

Reflecting the law as at 1 August 2018, the sixth edition:

  • incorporates new material in relation to:
    • evidence by forensic engineers and architects;
    • interpretation of admissibility thresholds under both statutory and common law;
    • appellate decisions on DNA profiling;
    • empirical material in advocacy chapters; and
    • costs orders against experts and legal practitioners;
  • includes a revision of chapters on identification evidence and concurrent evidence, as well as incorporation of fresh material in relation to consecutive evidence and expert conclaves;
  • refocuses treatment of PTSD material; and
  • expands treatment of appellate issues and matters relating to fitness to stand trial.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

 Part 1: Introduction

Part 2: Common law evidentiary rules

Part 3: Statutory evidentiary rules

Part 4: Appeals

Part 5: Procedure

Part 6: Expert witnesses and decision making

Part 7: Expert evidence in Court

Part 8: Liability of experts

Part 9: Medical, dental and nursing evidence

Part 10: Mental health evidence

Part 11: Social scientists' evidence

Part 12: Scientists' evidence

Part 13: Police evidence

Part 14: Accident reconstruction evidence

Part 15: Financial evidence

Part 16: Planning evidence

Part 17: Intellectual property evidence

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