From the President
It is my pleasure to introduce this 92nd edition of Hearsay, and to mark the conclusion of another Financial Year.
This being a busy time of year for all of us, the Hearsay team has worked doubly hard to put together another impressive edition, containing more than 80 articles. My thanks to the editor, Richard Douglas KC, his deputy editors and the many contributors to this edition, which include members of the judiciary, senior and junior counsel, as well as authors from the Australian Financial Review and the State Library. In this edition, you will find discussion of issues across a broad range of practice areas, historical accounts, reviews and humour.
I encourage you to read each of the articles presented in this edition, but in particular I would like to draw your attention to the excellent and comprehensive article ‘Witness Training – Ethical Preparation or Unethical Coaching’ by Richard Douglas KC (and because he will not recommend it himself), which examines the intertwined issues of witness familiarisation and witness coaching.
Please enjoy reading this edition of Hearsay.
Damien O’Brien KC