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Evidence Law Noticeboard - Expert Evidence May 2021 Update

Content updates

Updated scientific chapters are now available in Expert Evidence - the resource for preparation and case presentation by litigation lawyers (both civil and criminal), forensic specialists and any expert engaged in investigations and hearings. 

Chapter 85 Toolmark identification has been updated by Sergeant Gerard Dutton, Tasmania Police.

Chapter 89 Glass analysis has been updated by Dr Sally Coulson, Physical Evidence Team Leader, ESR and Hayley Brown, Manager Chemistry, Forensic Science SA.

Chapter 40 Medico-legal practice has been updated by Anthony Buzzard AM, Pamela Craig, Max Esser and Emeritus Professor Vernon Marshall AO.

Chapter 51 Forensic psychiatry: Civil issues has been updated by Dr. Christopher Ryan, Clinical Associate Professor, University of Sydney; Dr. Carmelle Peisah, University of New South Wales Conjoint Professor, University of Sydney Clinical Associate Professor; Dr. Sharon Reutens, Conjoint Lecturer University of New South Wales; and Dr. Carolyn Quadrio, Associate Professor University of New South Wales.

Chapter 71 Forensic Pharmacology and Toxicology has been updated by Professor Olaf Drummer, forensic toxicology consultant specialist, Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine.



The Evidence Law Practice Area on Westlaw offers subscribers extensive commentary on the law of evidence. Uniform Evidence Law in particular is the only service dedicated to the uniform evidence legislation, especially as the implementation of the uniform evidence law in the various jurisdictions has dramatically changed the way in which evidence law itself is structured. Expert Evidence is a highly regarded practitioner work that analyses the common law and statutory criteria in relation to the admissibility of expert evidence and is designed to provide advocacy guidance for the commissioning and management of expert witnesses. The latest caselaw, tools, annotations and support that will be made available to subscribers are essential for the preparation and presentation of cases as well as the understanding of issues of procedure critical to the resolution of disputes. The Evidence Law Noticeboard is specifically geared for specialists in the area and will deliver news items of interest and significance written and curated by in-house editors. To subscribe to the Evidence Law Practice Area on Westlaw, contact Thomson Reuters.


By Julia Moulding
Senior Content Manager

Julia works on a number of print and online products in the Analytical and Journals teams such as Expert Evidence and Indictable offences in Victoria, Quick on Costs, the Journal of law and Medicine and the Environmental and Planning Law Journal. Prior to working at Thomson Reuters, Julia was a practicing Solicitor in the UK.

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