In the matter of Idylic Solutions Pty Ltd & ors – Australian Securities and Investments Commission v Hobbs [2012] NSWSC 568 (25 May 2012)

http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/nsw/NSWSC/2012/568.html

EVIDENCE – s 50 Evidence Act 1995 (NSW) – whether evidence summarising voluminous or complex underlying documents could be adduced as “summaries” pursuant to s 50 – whether a document prepared through a process that involved the exercise of judgment or the application of a calculation is a “summary” – whether document summarising other summary documents is a “summary” – whether a conclusion based on underlying documents is a summary – HELD – document prepared through simple application of arithmetical formula is a “summary” – document prepared involving the exercise of judgment or opinion is not a “summary” – document summarising other summary documents is a “summary” – evidence containing conclusions are not “summaries” but are to be treated as submissions