High Court of Australia

Honeysett v The Queen [2014] HCA 29

88 ALJR 786; 311 ALR 320

13 Aug 2014

Case Number: S57/2014

Before

French CJ, Kiefel, Bell, Gageler, Keane JJ

Catchwords

Evidence – Admissibility – Opinion evidence – Section 79(1) of Evidence Act 1995 (NSW) exception for evidence of opinion based wholly or substantially on specialised knowledge based on training, study or experience – Prosecution adduced evidence of anatomist regarding physical characteristics common to persons depicted in images – Whether opinion based wholly or substantially on specialised knowledge.

Words and phrases – "opinion rule", "specialised knowledge", "training, study or experience", "wholly or substantially".

Evidence Act 1995 (NSW) – ss 76, 79.
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