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A win for a native title claim for the Adnyamathanha People of the Flinders Ranges

Richard Bradshaw and Graham Harbord are proud to have represented the Adnyamathanha People of the Flinders Ranges in South Australia for over 20 years in relation to their Native Title Claim.

Landmark case: Duffy v. Google Inc

The 2015 Supreme Court of South Australia case of Duffy v Google Inc. and the 2017 Full Court Appeal are well known amongst defamation lawyers throughout Australia as highly significant decisions. They determined that Google and other search engines can be liable as secondary publishers of defamatory material authored and/or posted by others where search results reproduce such material.

Farewell to Brian Withers AM

It was with great sadness that members of our firm gathered with a large number of members of the legal profession, and members of the family of Brian Withers on 22 April 2021, to farewell Brian at his funeral and to honour his legacy in the law.

Landmark case: Chakravarti v Advertiser Newspapers Ltd

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 the Johnston Withers Lawyers’ directors) acted in a highly influential and long-running defamation case: Chakravarti v Advertiser Newspapers Ltd.

Landmark case: Commercial Bank of Australia Ltd v Amadio

The High Court Decision in Commercial Bank of Australia Ltd v Amadio forced banks to behave more ethically in the future management of mortgages.