Stanoevski v The Queen (2001) HCA 4

Greg Walsh represented a successful applicant in relation to leave to appeal to the High Court of Australia and appeal heard by the High Court of Australia on 5 September 2000. The case dealt with the issue of judicial discretion to allow cross-examination of an accused on alleged past misdeeds not directly related to facts and issues and whether the discretion to allow cross examination miscarried. The High Court unanimously held that the trial judge’s discretion had miscarried and quashed the conviction and ordered a new trial.