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Expert evidence in the context of tribunals and divisions of the Magistrate’s Court not bound by the rules of evidence

Speakers: Ken Read SC, Barrister, Malthouse Chambers; Magistrate Andrew McKee, Magistrate’s Court of Tasmania

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Seminar delivered at the Law Society Litigation Convention, Cradle Mountain October 2019

CPD Guide: 1PS

Session outline

• Effect of dispensing with the rules of evidence in tribunals

• Objection to expert evidence based upon a breach of the rules of natural justice

• A consideration of AG v Copper Mines of Tasmania


About the Speakers:

Ken Read SC, Barrister, Malthouse Chambers

Mr Read SC practiced as a barrister and solicitor for the first 20 years and for the last 20+ years as a barrister. His main areas of practice are civil litigation in the Supreme Court as well as tribunal work in the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Tribunal and the Motor Accidents Compensation Tribunal.


Magistrate Andrew McKee, Magistrate’s Court of Tasmania

Magistrate McKee graduated with a BA/LLB. He was admitted 1991 and engaged in private practice and worked in government. Andrew also worked with LACT as duty Lawyer. He went on to become Principle Crown Counsel at the Office of the DPP where he practiced predominately in civil law. Andrew has been Deputy member, Deputy Chair and Chair of the Parole Board of Tasmania; a member of the Disciplinary Tribunal; and, Vice President of Law Society of Tasmania. Andrew was appointed as a Magistrate in December 2014 and is currently assigned to the Coronial Division of the Court.


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