4 Sources of Evidence Law in Queensland

This book is an ideal introduction for students to the law of evidence in the Queensland jurisdiction and an excellent reference for lawyers. 2. The law governing fact-finding in legal disputes. The law of evidence applies the rules of evidence as a restriction on the proof of facts in civil and criminal proceedings. It establishes rules and procedures for: the production of evidence; the exclusion and admissibility of certain types of evidence, such as hearsay; the use of certain types of evidence; and the ultimate question of proof. (Australian Encyclopedic Legal Dictionary, 2016) Queensland Evidence Law explains and discusses the common law rules of evidence as they are affected by the Evidence Act 1977 (Qld). The author discusses the synthesis of the common law and the legal position to provide a highly readable and accessible text that applies a logical and systematic approach to the introduction of each key topic. 1. Any object or information, with the exception of legislative proposals, which tends to prove or disprove the existence of a fact in question. There are three main forms of evidence, testimonies, documents and actual evidence.

Evidence is also subject to other classifications, for example: direct, heavy, oral, documentary, real, indirect, original, derivative, primary, secondary, prima facie, expert opinion, confessional, oath and non-frivolous. A clear and accessible explanation of the common law rules of evidence in Queensland as they are affected by the Evidence Act 1977 (Qld) in civil and criminal matters. It contains the comparative position under the Evidence Act 1995 (Cth) for federal affairs. The review of position under the Evidence Act 1995 (Cth), which forms the basis of the Uniform Law of Evidence regime, is included to promote knowledge of the rules of evidence applicable to practice in federal cases. PO Box 13312, George Street Post Shop, Brisbane Qld 4003 Australia, Australia If subscribers cancel within 30 days of ordering or receiving the product and return the product at their own expense, they will receive a full credit of the annual subscription price. Subscribers will receive the products listed on the order form and any updates provided during the annual subscription period. Shipping and handling charges are not included in the annual price. The easy-to-navigate design supports clear discussion and analysis of regulatory requirements and key cases to delight readers. To solidify understanding, each chapter contains a series of self-test questions and a problematic one in each of the civil and criminal jurisdictions. If subscribers cancel between 31 and 60 days after the billing date and return the product at their expense, they will receive a credit of 5/6 of the annual subscription price.

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