Uniform Evidence Law 17e - Book & eBook

Uniform Evidence Law 17e - Book & eBook

By Stephen Odgers SC


$236.60* RRP

New Release, 26/06/2022

Code: 43063269

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Uniform Evidence Law 17th Edition provides Australia’s leading guidance on the uniform evidence law for barristers, courts, litigators and students alike. With up to a quarter of the legislative provisions reviewed in the courts annually, it is essential to have a current copy at hand.


Uniform Evidence Law is an annual publication, ensuring customers have the most updated text on the market.

This currency combines with the unchallenged authority of Stephen Odgers’ commentary to provide the premium product on uniform evidence. The affordable price ensures access to this best-value treatment.


Case law and legislative judgments are thoroughly considered. High Court judgments referred to include:

  • Application of the privilege in respect of self-incrimination under both s 128 and s 128A of the Act, in Deputy Commissioner of Taxation v Shi  (2021) 95 ALJR 634; and
  • Application of the rule of practice in Browne v Dunn, in Hofer v The Queen (2021) 95 ALJR 937.

Appellate and lower court judgments have been distilled and incorporated into the work. Key matters addressed include:

  • Documents produced by processes, machines and other business devices, in Peter James Harris & Jane Maree Harris v WaterNSW [2021] NSWCCA 184;
  • Proof of voluminous or complex documents, in Loureiro v Mac Aus Unit Pty Ltd [2022] NSWSC 139;
  • Where relevance depends on course taken by opposing parties, in KE v R [2021] NSWCCA 119;
  • Which document copies serve as the business record for document maker and recipient, respectively, in Di Liristi v Matautia Developments Pty Ltd [2021] NSWCA 328;
  • Whether admitting an opinion is “necessary” to obtain adequate account of a perception of matter or event - comparing SBT v Colvin [2021] ACTCA 40 and ACCC v BlueScope Steel Limited (No 3) [2021] FCA 1147;
  • Mere reliance on contended similarities between events, or circumstances in which they occurred, will not provide “coincidence evidence”, in Parker v The Queen [2020] NSWCCA 206;
  • A “journalist” for the purposes of the privilege in s 126K of the Act, in Kumova v Davison [2021] FCA 753;
  • Claiming privilege based on public interest immunity in s 130 of the Act, in Madafferi v The Queen [2021] VSCA 1, and Zirilli v The Queen [2021] VSCA 2;
  • Appropriate standard of appellate review, in respect of s 135 of the Act, in Rogerson v R; McNamara v R [2021] NSWCCA 160; and
  • Rules of evidence do not apply to determination of legislative and constitutional facts, in Lendlease Building Contractors Pty Limited v Australian Building and Construction Commissioner (No 2) [2022] FCA 192.

In terms of legislative developments, the 17th Edition considers the further implementation in the Northern Territory of the NSW amendments regarding “tendency” and “coincidence” evidence.

With its popular and highly accessible annotated legislation format, and comprehensive commentary, Uniform Evidence Law 17th Edition is the authoritative voice on evidence law in NSW, the Commonwealth, Victoria, Tasmania, the ACT and Northern Territory.


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