Season 3: You can’t say that!

 
Partner Martin Ross and defamation expert Special Counsel Hamish McNair discuss all things defamation. Who can be defamed? How should you respond to a claim? What are some recent game changers and what reforms are in the pipeline?

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Reforms in the pipeline

In this episode, listeners will hear from Martin Ross and Hamish McNair about defamation reforms in the pipeline, including federal anti-trolling legislation, liability of internet intermediaries and extending absolute privilege in the employment context.

Recent game changers

In this episode, listeners will hear from Martin Ross and Hamish McNair about recent game changers in defamation law, including the serious harm threshold, the single publication rule, public interest reporting defence and cap on damages.

Responding to defamation claims

In this episode, listeners will hear from Martin Ross and Hamish McNair about responding to defamation claims, the power of apology, offers to make amends and liability as a publisher and republication.

Protecting reputations

In this episode, listeners will hear from Martin Ross and Hamish McNair about defamation law. Who can be defamed? How and where does defamation arise? Are there any remedies and what are the usual outcomes?

Key contacts

Hamish is a commercial disputes lawyer, with expertise in urgent relief applications, defamation matters and defence of class actions.

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Martin practices commercial law and has extensive experience in sports and media contracts and commercial litigation.

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