Criminal Law Review article by Adrian Keane and Rudi Forston examines the rules on the use of leading questions when examining witnesses.
The article provides a working definition of the rules and also explains the rules against leading one's own witness including the following:
(1) the rationale behind the rule, drawing a distinction between questions relating to the witness's police statement and those based on information provided by another;
(2) its scope;
(3) the exceptions to the rule
The artilce concludes by considering the scope of the rule permitting leading questions in cross-examination.