Full Court Minute Books

Case S57/2014

Honeysett v. The Queen

Case No.


Case Information

Lower Court Judgment

5/06/2013 Supreme Court of New South Wales (Court of Criminal Appeal) (Macfarlan JA, Campbell J, Barr AJ)

[2013] NSWCCA 135


Evidence – Opinion evidence – Evidence Act 1995 (NSW) s 79 – Evidence given of comparisons of CCTV images of offender and images of Appellant in which common anatomical features identified – Whether "face mapping" and "body mapping" constitute "specialised knowledge" within meaning of s 79 – Whether s 79 requires expert to disclose assumptions and methodology – Whether s 79 requires methodology to be demonstrated as reliable – Whether witness qualified as an ad hoc expert.

Words and phrases – "specialised knowledge".

Short particulars


14/03/2014 Hearing (SLA, Sydney)

24/03/2014 Notice of appeal

22/04/2014 Written submissions (Appellant)

22/04/2014 Chronology

13/05/2014 Written submissions (Respondent)

27/05/2014 Reply

12/06/2014 Hearing (Full Court, Canberra) (Audio-visual recording)

13/08/2014 Judgment  (Judgment summary)