C W v The Queen [2010] VSCA 288 (28 October 2010)

http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/vic/VSCA/2010/288.html

CRIMINAL LAW – Appeal – Interlocutory appeal – Evidence – Coincidence evidence – Three fires lit in same area within short period – Whether evidence cross-admissible – Whether requisite degree of similarity – Whether ‘significant probative value’ – Animosity between accused and victim of each fire – Improbability of coincidence – Evidence cross-admissible – Application refused – Evidence Act 2008 (Vic) ss 98, 101.