In the 1990s, Johnston Withers Lawyers (through former director and now special counsel Richard Bradshaw) along with Paul Heywood-Smith QC (at the time junior counsel and, prior to that, one of [...]
Parliament has for some time been facing increased pressure from media publishers to amend Australia’s uniform defamation laws to strike the right balance between a person’s right to freedom of [...]
Celebrity Defamation: Are the damages awarded to celebrities setting unrealistic expectations for everyone else?
In September 2017, the Victorian Supreme Court upheld Rebel Wilson’s defamation claim and awarded her over $4.5 million in damages. The Court’s decision was widely publicised and it seems to have [...]
Many words are bandied about to describe a statement made about a person that hurts that person’s reputation or makes them lose money. Here’s a short guide to what these terms all actually mean [...]
The saying went: ‘Today’s news is tomorrow’s fish n’ chip paper’. This was so in relation to traditional (print media) defamation actions, in which a defamed person, although likely to be very [...]