What to do When a Witness Changes their Evidence- Cross Examination on Prior Inconsistent Statements
Speakers: Kate Cuthbertson, Malthouse Chambers
- Video - Delivered on USB stick
CPD Guide: 1
Southern Young Lawyer Lecture Series - Delivered on 7 June 2018
Effectively cross-examining on a witness’s prior inconsistent statement can be a powerful forensic tool. To do so requires a good grasp of the relevant law and cross-examination techniques.
This session will look at the relevant provisions of the Evidence Act, the various circumstances in which the opportunity to cross-examine on prior inconsistent statements arises and the skills required to do so effectively.
About the Speaker:
Kate was admitted to practice in 1999 and signed the bar roll in February 2010. Her areas of practice include criminal law (State and Commonwealth); professional conduct; general litigation; administrative law; and coronial matters. Kate is also a member of the Anti-Discrimination Tribunal, the Mental Health Tribunal, the Sentencing Advisory Council and a deputy chairperson of the Tasmanian Racing Appeals Board. Kate also holds a number of positions on government and not-for-profit boards and is a graduate of the AICD’s Company Director’s Course. Kate recently completed the ABA’s Advanced Trial Advocacy Intensive and teaches at the Centre for Legal Studies
This recording is video and audio only. No paper available for this recording.