Providing expert evidence in an Australian court: a lawyer's view

Devereux, J. A. (2013). Providing expert evidence in an Australian court: a lawyer's view. In Roy G. Beran (Ed.), Legal and Forensic Medicine (pp. 1007-1014) Berlin, Germany: Springer Berlin Heidelberg. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-32338-6

Author Devereux, J. A.
Title of chapter Providing expert evidence in an Australian court: a lawyer's view
Title of book Legal and Forensic Medicine
Place of Publication Berlin, Germany
Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication Year 2013
Sub-type Chapter in reference work, encyclopaedia, manual or handbook
DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-32338-6
ISBN 9783642323379
Editor Roy G. Beran
Chapter number 61
Start page 1007
End page 1014
Total pages 8
Total chapters 102
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Subjects B1
180123 Litigation, Adjudication and Dispute Resolution
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Providing expert evidence to a Court is a daunting prospect. An expert is best prepared when he/she not only understands the subject matter but when he/she understands the process of assessing evidence.

This chapter outlines the process of providing evidence in an adversarial setting. It defines key terms, such as fact in issue, relevance, credibility, probative value, and weight. The chapter explains how a Court evaluates evidence in order to determine what weight that evidence should be given.

The chapter proceeds to consider what matters a Court might consider when determining whether to exclude otherwise admissible evidence.

The chapter finally outlines the mechanics of giving evidence, what materials should be brought to Court by an expert witness, and how to answer questions in Court.
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Institutional Status UQ

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