Our experience also extends to preventing the inadvertent publication of defamatory matter by our clients including individuals, small to medium businesses and councils and, where publication has already occurred, successfully negotiating outcomes that avoid costly litigation and defending actions brought.
Confidentiality provisions and privacy concerns prevent us from listing many specific matters. Our public successes include:
- Jarratt v John Fairfax Publications Pty Limited (a damages award of $420,000).
- Obtaining public apologies and retractions for then Deputy Police Commissioner Ken Moroney (News Ltd), Emeritus Professor Di Yerbury (Fairfax) and then Attorney-General for NSW Greg Smith MP (Ray Hadley).
- Successfully defending a substantial claim by three plaintiffs: Lee v Keddie  NSWCA 2.