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Some evidence issues

Below are a few common evidence issues - however the law of Evidence has many exceptions and nuances, some of these are in the Evidence Act 1929 (SA), and some are in the common law.

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There are also more detailed overage of some of the laws of Evidence discusseed throughout the handbook in sections relevant the Law Handbook. For example on evidence of victims of child sexual assault; other sexual assault cases; on evidence of young children and some people with disabilities under Pre-trial special hearings.

Some evidence issues  :  Last Revised: Wed Jun 29th 2016
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