Latest Defamation

Big Law 08 February 2024 ByNaomi NeilsonBen Roberts-Smith’s lawyer said a 2013 sergeant’s meeting about...

Ben Roberts-Smith’s lawyer said a 2013 sergeant’s meeting about removing the former soldier’s Victorian Cross...

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Big Law 07 February 2024 ByNaomi Neilson‘Incomplete fact-finding’ in Roberts-Smith trial, counsel claims

The Federal Court was told it was unlikely Ben Roberts-Smith carried out the killings without more witnesses as the...

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Big Law 21 December 2023 ByNaomi NeilsonJournalistic privilege upheld in significant Federal Court ruling

A journalist in the midst of a defamation suit will not have to reveal the 13 confidential sources who criticised an...

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Big Law 01 December 2023 ByNaomi NeilsonJudge frustrated with tweets attacking Lehrmann’s barrister

Some social media users watching Brittany Higgins’ tense and emotional cross-examination unfold has put the live...

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Big Law 20 November 2023 ByNaomi NeilsonBarrister avoids jail time following defamation threats

A barrister has narrowly avoided prison time on contempt charges, including sending legal threats to Lawyers Weekly.

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Big Law 17 October 2023 ByNaomi NeilsonWhat went wrong with ABC’s public interest defence?

The ABC was ordered to pay a former commando it defamed $390,000 in damages after its public interest defence fell apart...

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Big Law 28 September 2023 ByNaomi NeilsonOSI gains access to sensitive material from Roberts-Smith trial

A special investigator has gained access to sensitive material from Ben Roberts-Smith’s unsuccessful defamation...

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Big Law 14 September 2023 ByNaomi NeilsonSydney solicitor admits deception of David Jones in failed defamation...

A Sydney solicitor who admitted in court to acts of deception in a David Jones store has lost a defamation bid against a...

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Big Law 06 September 2023 ByNaomi NeilsonSydney solicitor not defamed because article was ‘gobbledygook’,...

A counsel for a small website that published articles that alleged an NSW solicitor was a criminal insisted she could...

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Big Law 04 September 2023 ByNaomi NeilsonBarristers clash over ‘presumption of innocence’ in Ben...

The presumption of innocence has been called into question during a hearing to determine whether Ben Roberts-Smith...

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