Ms Miiko Kumar

BA LLB (Sydney)
Senior Lecturer

F10 - Law School (Camperdown)
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 0261
Fax +61 2 9351 0200

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Biographical details

Miiko Kumar is a Barrister and a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law. Miiko teaches both compulsory and elective courses in Evidence and Procedure. Miiko was admitted as a solicitor in 1996 and called to the Bar in 2001. As a solicitor, she worked at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (NSW) and Crown Solicitor's Office. She was a law reform officer at the Australian Law Reform Commission and worked on the adversarial system of litigation inquiry; Managing Justice, A Review of the Federal Civil Justice System, Report No 89 (2000). As a barrister, some of the significant cases that she has appeared in are Bashford v Information Australia (2004) 218 CLR 366, Palmer Bruyn & Parker Pty Ltd v Parsons (2001) 208 CLR 388, Cremona v RTA (2001) 35 MVR 19, Village Building Co Ltd v Canberra International Airport Pty (2004) 210 ALR 114 and Dasreef Pty Ltd v Hawchar (2011) 243 CLR 588.

Miiko was an Advisory Committee Member and Consultant on the Australian Law Reform Commission's review of the Evidence Act; Uniform Evidence Law, Report No 102, (2005). Miiko is the co-author of Companion to Uniform Evidence Law with Stephen Odgers SC and Dr Elisabeth Peden, which was first published in 2004 (fourth edition published in 2012) and Principles of Civil Procedure in New South Wales (second edition published in 2012, with Dorne Boniface and Michael Legg). Miiko is also the examiner for the NSW Bar evidence exam and is a member of the Exam Working Party Committee of the NSW Bar Association.

Research interests

  • Evidence
  • Civil and criminal procedure
  • Comparative evidence law

Teaching and supervision

  • Civil and Criminal Procedure
  • Evidence
  • Advanced Evidence

Associations

  • Barrister, New South Wales Bar Association
  • Legal Practitioner, Supreme Court of New South Wales
  • Roll of Legal Practitioners, High Court of Australia

Selected publications

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Books

  • Hemming, A., Kumar, M., Peden, E. (2013). Evidence: Commentary & Materials - Eighth Edition. Australia: Thomson Reuters.
  • Kumar, M., Boniface, D., Legg, M. (2012). Principles of Civil Procedure in New South Wales (2nd edition). Sydney: Thomson Reuters.
  • Peden, E., Kumar, M., Odgers, S. (2012). Uniform Evidence Law: Commentary and Materials (4th edition). Australia: Lawbook Co.
  • Boniface, D., Kumar, M. (2009). Principles of Civil Procedure in New South Wales. Australia: Thomson Lawbook Co. (Thompson Reuters).
  • Peden, E., Kumar, M., Odgers, S. (2009). Uniform Evidence Law: Commentary and Materials (3rd edition). Sydney: Lawbook Co.
  • Kumar, M., Odgers, S., Peden, E. (2007). A Companion to Uniform Evidence Law. Sydney: Thompson LBC.
  • Odgers, S., Peden, E., Kumar, M. (2004). A Companion to Uniform Evidence Law - First Edition. Australia: Lawbook Co.

Book Chapters

  • Kumar, M., Rolph, D. (2014). An Appetite for Suppression: Non-Publication Orders, Open Justice and the Protection of Privacy. In Dieter Dorr, Russell L. Weaver (Eds.), Perspectives on Privacy: Increasing Regulation in the USA, Canada, Australia and European Countries, (pp. 149-170). Berlin, Germany: Walter de Gruyter GmbH.
  • Kumar, M. (2014). Sample Exam Questions and Answers: Evidence Law. In Richard Krever (Eds.), Mastering Law Studies and Law Exam Techniques - 8th Edition, (pp. 195-204). Australia: LexisNexis.
  • Kumar, M. (2011). Evidence Law. In Richard Krever (Eds.), Mastering Law Studies and Law Exam Techniques (7th edition), (pp. 200-209). Sydney: LexisNexis Butterworths.

Journals

  • Kumar, M. (2013). Editorial: Current Debates on Expert Evidence. Precedent, 119, 2.
  • Kumar, M. (2013). Judicial Opinions on the Basis Rule: Strict Rule or Matter of Weight? Precedent, 119, 21-25.
  • Kumar, M. (2013). Protecting State Secrets: Jurisdictional Differences and Current Developments. Mississippi Law Journal, 82(5), 853-878.
  • Kumar, M. (2012). Keeping Mum: Suppression and Stays in the Rinehart Family Dispute. Macquarie Law Journal, 10, 49-67.
  • Kumar, M. (2011). Admissibility of Expert Evidence: Proving the Basis for an Expert's Opinion. Sydney Law Review, 33(3), 427-457.
  • Kumar, M. (2011). Book Review: C Raj Kumar, Corruption and Human Rights in India: Comparative Perspectives on Transparency and Good Governance (OUP India, 2011), ISBN 978-0-19-807732-9, 212 pages. Australian International Law Journal, 18, 275.
  • Kumar, M. (2011). Secret Witnesses, Secret Information and Secret Evidence: Australia's Response to Terrorism. Mississippi Law Journal, 80(4), 1371-1394.
  • Kumar, M. (2011). Uniform Evidence' by Jeremy Gans and Andrew Palmer (2010) Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, 398pp, IBSN 978-0-195-56729-8. Sydney Law Review, 33(1), 151-156.
  • Kumar, M. (2009). Assessing Probative Value Against Unfair Prejudice - discretionary exclusions. Precedent, 93, 28-32.

Edited Journals

  • Hamer, D., Kumar, M. (2011). 21st Century Challenges in Evidence Law. Sydney Law Review, 33(3).

Conferences

  • Kumar, M. (2014). Admissibility of expert evidence. FSC & M Law Society 2014, Moruya, NSW: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (2014). Closing Justice - the law in New South Wales. Seminar on Justice Open and Shut: Suppression orders and open justice in Australia and the UK - Rule of Law Institute of Australia 2014, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (2014). Co-Convenor. Secrecy, Law and Society 2 Day Workshop 2014: The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (2014). Frozen: Australian orders to satisfy property judgments. Property Remedies Forum 2014, Aix-en-Provence, France: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (2014). Oh no! Has this litigation waiver client legal privilege. Civil Justice Research and Teaching Conference 2014, Hobart, Tas: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (2014). Secret Policing: The legal boundaries of undercover evidence. Secrecy, Law and Society 2 Day Workshop 2014: The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (2014). Waiver of client legal privilege. Community Law Update: Crown Solicitor's Office 2014, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M., Rolph, D. (2013). An Appetite for Suppression: Non-Publication Orders, Open Justice and the Protection of Privacy. Privacy Discussion Forum 2013: The Johannes Gutenberg University Faculty of Law, Mainz, Germany: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (2013). Closed Procedure: Protecting the national interest? Current Issues in Civil Justice Conference 2013, Melbourne, Vic: Presentation.
  • Wilson, D., Kumar, M. (2013). Expert Evidence. Personal Injury Conference 2013: NSW Bar Association, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (2013). Human Rights and the Rules of Evidence. Vietnam - Australia Human Rights Technical Cooperation's Program 2013: Australian Human Rights Commission, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (2013). Incompetent lawyers: non-evidence of children. Criminal Evidence and Procedure Workshop 2013: Melbourne Law School, Melbourne, Vic: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (2013). Objections to Expert Evidence: admissibility, or weight? Annual One Day CLE Seminar: Evidence Act 2013, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Toomey, B., Kumar, M. (2012). Expert Evidence. Australian Lawyers Alliance National Conference 2012, Glenelg, SA: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (2012). Inferences from absent evidence to calculate commercial loss. Conference on Commercial Law Reform in Asia 2012, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (2012). Keeping Mum: Suppression Orders in the Rinehart Litigation. Early to Mid Career Research Workshop on Civil Litigation 2012: ANU College of Law, Canberra, ACT: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (2012). Secrets kept in the national interest: developments in public interest immunity. 5th Criminal Procedure Discussion Forum 2012: Yeditepe University Faculty of Law, Istanbul, Turkey: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (2012). Update on Expert Opinion Evidence: Dasreef Pty Ltd v Hawchar. Australian Lawyers Alliance Seminar 2012, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (2011). Dasreef Pty Ltd v Hawchar [2011] HCA 21 and the Admissibility of Expert Evidence. NSW Young Lawyers Annual One Day Evidence Act CLE Conference 2011, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (2010). Commentary: "Canada's Response to Terrorism" by Professor Kent Roach. Anti-Terrorism Symposium 2010: Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law, Kensington, NSW: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (2010). Secrecy in Australia's Terrorism Trials: Would a Human Rights Act Make a Difference? 21st Century Challenges in Evidence Law: International and Comparative Perspectives 2010, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (2010). Secret Witnesses, Secret information and Secret Evidence - Australia's Response to Terrorism. 5th Criminal Procedure Discussion Forum 2010: University of Aix-Marseille III, Aix-en-Provence, France: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (2009). Adducing and admissibility of evidence. Australian Prudential Regulatory Authority for Litigation Skills Training Conference 2009, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (2009). The interaction of human rights law with evidence. Young Lawyers Conference on Human Rights 2009, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (2008). Right to a fair and public trial. 25th Annual Conference of the Law and Society Association of Australia & New Zealand (LSAANZ) 2008: W(h)ither Human Rights, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (2007). Complaint Evidence - Intersection of Credit and Hearsay Rules. Sydney Law School Postgraduate Conference 2007, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (2007). Criminal Law Update - Discretions. College of Law Conference 2007, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (2007). Discretions to Exclude Evidence. College of Law Conference - February 2007, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (2007). Evidence lecture for Bar examinations. NSW Bar Association 2007, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (2007). Evidence lecture for Bar examinations. NSW Bar Association - February 2007, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (2007). Evidence Workshop. Legalwise Conference 2007, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (2007). Hearsay. Legal Aid Commission Criminal Law Conference 2007, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (2005). Review of the Evidence Act. Commercial Law Association of Australia 2005, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (2004). Evidence Update. The College of Law 2004, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (2004). Expert Evidence and Hearsay. Civil Litigation Masterclass Conference 2004, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M., Hodgekiss, C. (2004). Trade Practices Act and Negligence. APLA Medical Negligence Conference 2004, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (2004). Using the Evidence Act - tips for commercial litigation. Corrs Chambers Westgarth 2004, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (2003). Evidence Update. The College of Law 2003, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (2002). Evidence for arbitrators. University of Adelaide National Advanced Arbitration Course 2002: The Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators Australia, Adelaide, SA: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (2002). Evidence Revisited. The College of Law - September 2002, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (2002). Evidence Revisited. The College of Law - March 2002, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (2001). Evidence for arbitrators. University of Adelaide National Advanced Arbitration Course 2001: The Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators Australia, Adelaide, SA: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (2001). Evidence Gathering and the Unrepresented Litigant. Annual Administrative Decisions Tribunal Professional Development Day 2001, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (2001). Evidence Revisited - Hearsay. The College of Law 2001, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (2001). Privilege - An update. Principles and Practice of Commercial Litigation 2001: University of NSW, Faculty of Law, Kensington, NSW: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (2000). Enforcement of Civil Judgments in NSWUNDP Training of Procurators from Vietnam. The Centre for Asian and Pacific Law 2000: The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (2000). Enforcement of Civil Judgments in NSWUNDP Training of Procurators from Vietnam. The Centre for Asian and Pacific Law - March 2000: The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (2000). Evidence for arbitrators. University of Adelaide National Advanced Arbitration Course 2000: The Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators Australia, Adelaide, SA: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (2000). Recent Decisions on the Evidence Act. The College of Law 2000, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (2000). Recent Developments in Evidence. Crown Solicitor's Office NSW 2000, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (1999). Enforcement of Civil Judgments in NSWUNDP Training of Procurators from Vietnam. The Centre for Asian and Pacific Law 1999: The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (1999). Enforcement of Civil Judgments in NSWUNDP Training of Procurators from Vietnam. The Centre for Asian and Pacific Law - June 1999: The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (1997). Case Management, Evidence and Procedure in the Family Court of Australia. The College of Law 1997, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (1997). Character, Credit and Hearsay Evidence. Country Solicitors' Conference 1997: Legal Aid Commission, Orange, NSW: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (1997). Hearsay Evidence. The Legal Aid Commission's Duty Solicitors Annual Conference 1997, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (1997). Reforming Primary Dispute Resolution in the Family Court of Australia. Masters of Dispute Resolution and the Law 1997: University of Technology, Sydney, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (1997). The Admissibility of Past Sexual History Evidence in NSW. Australian Law Teachers' Conference 1997, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (1996). Expert Evidence in Sexual Assault Cases. Masters of Psychology 1996: The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.

Report

  • Hill, J., Kumar, M. (2004). Issue Paper 28: Review of the Evidence Act 1995 (Consultants).

Other

  • Hamer, D., Anthony, T., Biber, K., Crofts, P., Dennis, I., Douglas, H., Eburn, M., Edmond, G., Farrar, S., Hopkins, A., Kumar, M., Loughnan, A., Mitchell, T., et al (2012), Submission on Exposure Draft: Evidence Amendment (Evidence of Silence) Bill 2012.
  • Kumar, M. (1998), The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) Issues Paper 23 - Review of the Federal Civil Justice System: Technology - What it Means for Federal Dispute Resolution.
  • Kumar, M. (1997), The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) Issues Paper 20 - Review of the Federal Civil Justice System: Review of the Adversarial System of Litigation - Rethinking the Federal Civil Litigation System.
  • Kumar, M. (1997), The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) Issues Paper 22 - Review of the Federal Civil Justice System: Review of the Adversarial System of Litigation - Rethinking Family Law Proceedings.

2014

  • Kumar, M. (2014). Admissibility of expert evidence. FSC & M Law Society 2014, Moruya, NSW: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M., Rolph, D. (2014). An Appetite for Suppression: Non-Publication Orders, Open Justice and the Protection of Privacy. In Dieter Dorr, Russell L. Weaver (Eds.), Perspectives on Privacy: Increasing Regulation in the USA, Canada, Australia and European Countries, (pp. 149-170). Berlin, Germany: Walter de Gruyter GmbH.
  • Kumar, M. (2014). Closing Justice - the law in New South Wales. Seminar on Justice Open and Shut: Suppression orders and open justice in Australia and the UK - Rule of Law Institute of Australia 2014, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (2014). Co-Convenor. Secrecy, Law and Society 2 Day Workshop 2014: The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (2014). Frozen: Australian orders to satisfy property judgments. Property Remedies Forum 2014, Aix-en-Provence, France: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (2014). Oh no! Has this litigation waiver client legal privilege. Civil Justice Research and Teaching Conference 2014, Hobart, Tas: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (2014). Sample Exam Questions and Answers: Evidence Law. In Richard Krever (Eds.), Mastering Law Studies and Law Exam Techniques - 8th Edition, (pp. 195-204). Australia: LexisNexis.
  • Kumar, M. (2014). Secret Policing: The legal boundaries of undercover evidence. Secrecy, Law and Society 2 Day Workshop 2014: The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (2014). Waiver of client legal privilege. Community Law Update: Crown Solicitor's Office 2014, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.

2013

  • Kumar, M., Rolph, D. (2013). An Appetite for Suppression: Non-Publication Orders, Open Justice and the Protection of Privacy. Privacy Discussion Forum 2013: The Johannes Gutenberg University Faculty of Law, Mainz, Germany: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (2013). Closed Procedure: Protecting the national interest? Current Issues in Civil Justice Conference 2013, Melbourne, Vic: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (2013). Editorial: Current Debates on Expert Evidence. Precedent, 119, 2.
  • Hemming, A., Kumar, M., Peden, E. (2013). Evidence: Commentary & Materials - Eighth Edition. Australia: Thomson Reuters.
  • Wilson, D., Kumar, M. (2013). Expert Evidence. Personal Injury Conference 2013: NSW Bar Association, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (2013). Human Rights and the Rules of Evidence. Vietnam - Australia Human Rights Technical Cooperation's Program 2013: Australian Human Rights Commission, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (2013). Incompetent lawyers: non-evidence of children. Criminal Evidence and Procedure Workshop 2013: Melbourne Law School, Melbourne, Vic: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (2013). Judicial Opinions on the Basis Rule: Strict Rule or Matter of Weight? Precedent, 119, 21-25.
  • Kumar, M. (2013). Objections to Expert Evidence: admissibility, or weight? Annual One Day CLE Seminar: Evidence Act 2013, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (2013). Protecting State Secrets: Jurisdictional Differences and Current Developments. Mississippi Law Journal, 82(5), 853-878.

2012

  • Toomey, B., Kumar, M. (2012). Expert Evidence. Australian Lawyers Alliance National Conference 2012, Glenelg, SA: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (2012). Inferences from absent evidence to calculate commercial loss. Conference on Commercial Law Reform in Asia 2012, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (2012). Keeping Mum: Suppression and Stays in the Rinehart Family Dispute. Macquarie Law Journal, 10, 49-67.
  • Kumar, M. (2012). Keeping Mum: Suppression Orders in the Rinehart Litigation. Early to Mid Career Research Workshop on Civil Litigation 2012: ANU College of Law, Canberra, ACT: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M., Boniface, D., Legg, M. (2012). Principles of Civil Procedure in New South Wales (2nd edition). Sydney: Thomson Reuters.
  • Kumar, M. (2012). Secrets kept in the national interest: developments in public interest immunity. 5th Criminal Procedure Discussion Forum 2012: Yeditepe University Faculty of Law, Istanbul, Turkey: Presentation.
  • Hamer, D., Anthony, T., Biber, K., Crofts, P., Dennis, I., Douglas, H., Eburn, M., Edmond, G., Farrar, S., Hopkins, A., Kumar, M., Loughnan, A., Mitchell, T., et al (2012), Submission on Exposure Draft: Evidence Amendment (Evidence of Silence) Bill 2012.
  • Peden, E., Kumar, M., Odgers, S. (2012). Uniform Evidence Law: Commentary and Materials (4th edition). Australia: Lawbook Co.
  • Kumar, M. (2012). Update on Expert Opinion Evidence: Dasreef Pty Ltd v Hawchar. Australian Lawyers Alliance Seminar 2012, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.

2011

  • Hamer, D., Kumar, M. (2011). 21st Century Challenges in Evidence Law. Sydney Law Review, 33(3).
  • Kumar, M. (2011). Admissibility of Expert Evidence: Proving the Basis for an Expert's Opinion. Sydney Law Review, 33(3), 427-457.
  • Kumar, M. (2011). Book Review: C Raj Kumar, Corruption and Human Rights in India: Comparative Perspectives on Transparency and Good Governance (OUP India, 2011), ISBN 978-0-19-807732-9, 212 pages. Australian International Law Journal, 18, 275.
  • Kumar, M. (2011). Dasreef Pty Ltd v Hawchar [2011] HCA 21 and the Admissibility of Expert Evidence. NSW Young Lawyers Annual One Day Evidence Act CLE Conference 2011, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (2011). Evidence Law. In Richard Krever (Eds.), Mastering Law Studies and Law Exam Techniques (7th edition), (pp. 200-209). Sydney: LexisNexis Butterworths.
  • Kumar, M. (2011). Secret Witnesses, Secret Information and Secret Evidence: Australia's Response to Terrorism. Mississippi Law Journal, 80(4), 1371-1394.
  • Kumar, M. (2011). Uniform Evidence' by Jeremy Gans and Andrew Palmer (2010) Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, 398pp, IBSN 978-0-195-56729-8. Sydney Law Review, 33(1), 151-156.

2010

  • Kumar, M. (2010). Commentary: "Canada's Response to Terrorism" by Professor Kent Roach. Anti-Terrorism Symposium 2010: Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law, Kensington, NSW: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (2010). Secrecy in Australia's Terrorism Trials: Would a Human Rights Act Make a Difference? 21st Century Challenges in Evidence Law: International and Comparative Perspectives 2010, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (2010). Secret Witnesses, Secret information and Secret Evidence - Australia's Response to Terrorism. 5th Criminal Procedure Discussion Forum 2010: University of Aix-Marseille III, Aix-en-Provence, France: Presentation.

2009

  • Kumar, M. (2009). Adducing and admissibility of evidence. Australian Prudential Regulatory Authority for Litigation Skills Training Conference 2009, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (2009). Assessing Probative Value Against Unfair Prejudice - discretionary exclusions. Precedent, 93, 28-32.
  • Boniface, D., Kumar, M. (2009). Principles of Civil Procedure in New South Wales. Australia: Thomson Lawbook Co. (Thompson Reuters).
  • Kumar, M. (2009). The interaction of human rights law with evidence. Young Lawyers Conference on Human Rights 2009, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Peden, E., Kumar, M., Odgers, S. (2009). Uniform Evidence Law: Commentary and Materials (3rd edition). Sydney: Lawbook Co.

2008

  • Kumar, M. (2008). Right to a fair and public trial. 25th Annual Conference of the Law and Society Association of Australia & New Zealand (LSAANZ) 2008: W(h)ither Human Rights, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.

2007

  • Kumar, M., Odgers, S., Peden, E. (2007). A Companion to Uniform Evidence Law. Sydney: Thompson LBC.
  • Kumar, M. (2007). Complaint Evidence - Intersection of Credit and Hearsay Rules. Sydney Law School Postgraduate Conference 2007, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (2007). Criminal Law Update - Discretions. College of Law Conference 2007, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (2007). Discretions to Exclude Evidence. College of Law Conference - February 2007, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (2007). Evidence lecture for Bar examinations. NSW Bar Association 2007, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (2007). Evidence lecture for Bar examinations. NSW Bar Association - February 2007, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (2007). Evidence Workshop. Legalwise Conference 2007, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (2007). Hearsay. Legal Aid Commission Criminal Law Conference 2007, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.

2005

  • Kumar, M. (2005). Review of the Evidence Act. Commercial Law Association of Australia 2005, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.

2004

  • Odgers, S., Peden, E., Kumar, M. (2004). A Companion to Uniform Evidence Law - First Edition. Australia: Lawbook Co.
  • Kumar, M. (2004). Evidence Update. The College of Law 2004, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (2004). Expert Evidence and Hearsay. Civil Litigation Masterclass Conference 2004, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Hill, J., Kumar, M. (2004). Issue Paper 28: Review of the Evidence Act 1995 (Consultants).
  • Kumar, M., Hodgekiss, C. (2004). Trade Practices Act and Negligence. APLA Medical Negligence Conference 2004, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (2004). Using the Evidence Act - tips for commercial litigation. Corrs Chambers Westgarth 2004, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.

2003

  • Kumar, M. (2003). Evidence Update. The College of Law 2003, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.

2002

  • Kumar, M. (2002). Evidence for arbitrators. University of Adelaide National Advanced Arbitration Course 2002: The Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators Australia, Adelaide, SA: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (2002). Evidence Revisited. The College of Law - September 2002, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (2002). Evidence Revisited. The College of Law - March 2002, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.

2001

  • Kumar, M. (2001). Evidence for arbitrators. University of Adelaide National Advanced Arbitration Course 2001: The Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators Australia, Adelaide, SA: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (2001). Evidence Gathering and the Unrepresented Litigant. Annual Administrative Decisions Tribunal Professional Development Day 2001, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (2001). Evidence Revisited - Hearsay. The College of Law 2001, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (2001). Privilege - An update. Principles and Practice of Commercial Litigation 2001: University of NSW, Faculty of Law, Kensington, NSW: Presentation.

2000

  • Kumar, M. (2000). Enforcement of Civil Judgments in NSWUNDP Training of Procurators from Vietnam. The Centre for Asian and Pacific Law 2000: The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (2000). Enforcement of Civil Judgments in NSWUNDP Training of Procurators from Vietnam. The Centre for Asian and Pacific Law - March 2000: The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (2000). Evidence for arbitrators. University of Adelaide National Advanced Arbitration Course 2000: The Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators Australia, Adelaide, SA: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (2000). Recent Decisions on the Evidence Act. The College of Law 2000, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (2000). Recent Developments in Evidence. Crown Solicitor's Office NSW 2000, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.

1999

  • Kumar, M. (1999). Enforcement of Civil Judgments in NSWUNDP Training of Procurators from Vietnam. The Centre for Asian and Pacific Law 1999: The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (1999). Enforcement of Civil Judgments in NSWUNDP Training of Procurators from Vietnam. The Centre for Asian and Pacific Law - June 1999: The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.

1998

  • Kumar, M. (1998), The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) Issues Paper 23 - Review of the Federal Civil Justice System: Technology - What it Means for Federal Dispute Resolution.

1997

  • Kumar, M. (1997). Case Management, Evidence and Procedure in the Family Court of Australia. The College of Law 1997, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (1997). Character, Credit and Hearsay Evidence. Country Solicitors' Conference 1997: Legal Aid Commission, Orange, NSW: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (1997). Hearsay Evidence. The Legal Aid Commission's Duty Solicitors Annual Conference 1997, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (1997). Reforming Primary Dispute Resolution in the Family Court of Australia. Masters of Dispute Resolution and the Law 1997: University of Technology, Sydney, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (1997). The Admissibility of Past Sexual History Evidence in NSW. Australian Law Teachers' Conference 1997, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Kumar, M. (1997), The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) Issues Paper 20 - Review of the Federal Civil Justice System: Review of the Adversarial System of Litigation - Rethinking the Federal Civil Litigation System.
  • Kumar, M. (1997), The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) Issues Paper 22 - Review of the Federal Civil Justice System: Review of the Adversarial System of Litigation - Rethinking Family Law Proceedings.

1996

  • Kumar, M. (1996). Expert Evidence in Sexual Assault Cases. Masters of Psychology 1996: The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.

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