Honeysett v. The Queen
Lower Court Judgment
5/06/2013 Supreme Court of New South Wales (Court of Criminal Appeal) (Macfarlan JA, Campbell J, Barr AJ)
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".
14/03/2014 Hearing (SLA, Sydney)
24/03/2014 Notice of appeal
22/04/2014 Written submissions (Appellant)
13/05/2014 Written submissions (Respondent)