Evidence Law Update for Civil and Criminal Lawyers

Whether you are a civil or criminal law practitioner, it is important to keep up-to-date on developments in the law of evidence. Presented by evidence law lecturers and two of the co-authors of Mahoney on Evidence: Act & Analysis (Thomson Reuters, 2018), our annual evidence law update returns in December.  

The 2-hour session will focus on the current application of key sections of the Evidence Act 2006 in both the civil and criminal law jurisdictions. It will cover recent developments in evidence law of interest to all practitioners. Topics covered will vary at the discretion of the presenters, but can include: 

(a) expert opinion evidence; 
(b) claims of privilege/ confidentiality;
(c) previous consistent statements;
(d) hearsay/ business records;
(e) defendant’s statements and improperly obtained evidence;
(f) eligibility and compellability of witnesses;
(g) relevance/ unfair prejudice/ propensity evidence;
(h) modes of presenting evidence/ communication assistance;
(i) presenting further evidence after closing a case. 

For this session, attendees will receive detailed PowerPoint slides. 

Who should attend?

All civil and criminal law practitioners who appear in court. 

Learning Outcomes

  • Update your knowledge of key provisions of the Evidence Act 2006 and recent evidence case law from the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. 
  • Learn about recent and potential legislative changes to the Evidence Act 2006. 
  • Gain practical and useful insights into the application of evidence law in civil and criminal proceedings. 

Presenter Details

Scott Optican, Associate Professor, University of Auckland
Jack Oliver-Hood, Barrister/Lecturer (AUT Law School)


Pricing Details

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