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Opinion Evidence at law - exceptions to inadmissibility

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  • 09 July 2021
  Whether you are facing a criminal or civil matter, the opposing side may attempt to use what is known as ‘Opinion Evidence’ against you. Generally, the rules of evidence
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Tendency Evidence

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  • 18 June 2021
When you are charged with a criminal offence the prosecution may attempt to use what is known as ‘Tendency Evidence’ against you. Additionally, tendency evidence can also be used in civ
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Hearsay – What is it & how to identify it in law

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  • 10 May 2021
There is a lot of confusion in law as to what and what is not hearsay.  The below is a brief but simple version on what is hearsay and how to identify it when you are either dealing with a
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Trial by Media – Good or Bad?

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  • 26 April 2021
A defendant should be considered innocent until proven guilty.  All defendants have a right to a fair trial,[1] which requires a verdict made by an impartial jury.  The jury must determin
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Can a Defendant be Prosecuted Using Illegally Obtained Evidence?

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  • 14 April 2021
In some instances, evidence that points to a defendant’s guilt may have been obtained illegally.  For example, by a police search without a warrant, or a covert video of a crime being co
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How Can an Accused Defend Themselves Against an Absent Witness

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  • 16 March 2021
  In light of recent allegations against the Attorney General Christian Porter, made by a now deceased woman.  It seems an apt time to examine what options a defendant has if they are
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Mutant gene or Murder? The Kathleen Folbigg coincidence case

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  • 04 March 2021
Coincidence Evidence and the deaths of 4 babies As with our previous blog on the use of tendency evidence in a criminal or civil trial. There also exist coincidence evidence in law. Closely
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Cruelty, Animals and the Law

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  • 27 February 2021
For pet owners, the companionship provided by a dog or cat is generally overall a rewarding experience, considerably improving the quality of life of the owner. However, unfortunately instances of
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Sex Discrimination & ‘Long Hair'

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  • 22 January 2021
A recent Human Rights case decided at the Hong Kong Court of Appeal in November 2020 is likely to resonate across a variety of common law jurisdictions like Australia. A Gendered Society Ma
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Influenced and/or Oppressive Admissions in Law

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  • 20 January 2021
When someone is charged with a criminal offence, police normally seek to obtain admission from a suspect or a person of interest. Police are very good interviewers and investigators, adapt at e
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