Recent Updates to Uniform Evidence Manual

Uniform Evidence Manual updated in response to IMM v The Queen

In IMM v R [2016] HCA 14, the High Court set out the rules for how the probative value of evidence is to be assessed, overturning the approach set out in Victorian case of Dupas v R (2012) 40 VR 182.

This is primarily reflected in changes to:

  • s 137 - Exclusion of prejudicial evidence in criminal proceedings
  • s 97, s 98 - Civil and criminal proceedings: the tendency rule and the coincidence rule

For a complete list of updated topics, click here.


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