Defamation and Media Law

If your reputation has been damaged and you believe that you have been defamed, then you may have an entitlement to seek an apology or in some cases damages.

There are essential elements required in order to establish a cause of action in defamation. Whether you wish to make a claim or you believe a claim of defamation against you is imminent - it is important that you seek our advice so that we can act quickly to either try and resolve the matter or alternatively put you in a better to position to make or defend a claim.

The laws of defamation, contempt and copyright apply equally to the media as they do to any other sector of the community. It is imperative that before publishing anything either in the print or electronic media or elsewhere that writers, journalists, broadcasters and bloggers have at least some basic knowledge of the laws of defamation, contempt and copyright in order to avoid or reduce the risks of legal action.

Whether it be Pre-Publication/Broadcast Advice, Defamation, Contempt and Privacy, we can ensure your interests are protected.

Please note that unfortunately due to potential conflict of interest, we are unable to act against our media clients, which include ABC, SBS and any newspapers in the APN Group.