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EVIDENCE ACT 1995 - SECT 50

Proof of voluminous or complex documents

50 Proof of voluminous or complex documents

(1) The court may, on the application of a party, direct that the party may adduce evidence of the contents of 2 or more documents in question in the form of a summary if the court is satisfied that it would not otherwise be possible conveniently to examine the evidence because of the volume or complexity of the documents in question.
(2) The court may only make such a direction if the party seeking to adduce the evidence in the form of a summary has:
(a) served on each other party a copy of the summary that discloses the name and address of the person who prepared the summary, and
(b) given each other party a reasonable opportunity to examine or copy the documents in question.
(3) The opinion rule does not apply to evidence adduced in accordance with a direction under this section.



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