Law event
Tuesday 15th November 2022

Seminar | 4:30 PM-6:00 PM

This event provides an opportunity to refine your practical skills in relation to tendency and coincidence evidence.

Over the course of the session we will explore:

  • identifying coincidence and tendency evidence
  • assessing whether evidence has significant probative value and assessing prejudicial effect
  • procedural considerations such as when to dispense with notice requirements and jury directions 
  • applying the tests in practice, with scenarios and examples.


Judge Gerard Mullaly
County Court of Victoria
Judge Mullaly was appointed to the County Court of Victoria in April 2009. He is the current Head of the Criminal Division, a position held since February 2021. He was also Judge in Charge of Circuits from 2014–2021. Judge Mullaly has more than 20 years' experience as a criminal lawyer, which includes his work as a legal aid solicitor and criminal barrister. He has contributed to significant law reform in the area of sexual assault, as well as training barristers and advocates.
Andrew Palmer KC
Andrew Palmer KC practices in the area of government regulation and enforcement, and corporate and white collar compliance and offending. Andrew has acted in matters involving a broad range of regulators, and also provides strategic, legislative, policy and operational advice to government clientele. Recently, he conducted a year-long review of Victoria's dangerous goods laws. Andrew's broader practice includes disciplinary proceedings, recovery proceedings, criminal trial and appellate work, fraud, and other legally and factually complex matters. Alongside the Bar, Andrew had a distinguished academic career as a leading scholar on the law of evidence. He won the Supreme Court Prize, was a Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Scholar, and was awarded the Vinerian Scholarship for best graduate at Oxford.