Allstate Life Insurance Co and Ors v Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited and Ors (No 33) [1996] FCA 1348 (26 March 1996)

  [1996] FCA 1348

Evidence – expert opinion evidence on foreign law – distinction between content and application of foreign law – general law rule that evidence of content admissible but evidence of application to facts inadmissible – whether any difference made by abolition of “ultimate issue” rule by para 80 (a) of  Evidence Act 1995  – distinction between legal and other experts – intrusion into essential judicial function.

Evidence Act 1995  ss 76, 80.