“Defamation occurs where one person communicates, by words, photographs, video, illustrations or other means, material which has the effect or tendency of damaging the reputation of another.” That traditional definition is now expanded to cover publication over the Internet.

Despite that straightforward definition, the law of defamation is far from simple. It involves common law principles and, since the beginning of 2006, the statutory provisions of the (national) Uniform Defamation Act.

Australian Defamation Lawyers are defamation specialists with almost 30 years experience. Unlike some other firms undertaking defamation work, we are NOT personal injury litigation lawyers.

Defamation is a demanding area of law that demands precise and specialised legal advice. With more than 30 years of experience, Barrie Goldsmith, the principal of Australian Defamation Lawyers, can provide that experience and expertise.

Australian Defamation Lawyers has offices in Sydney, Brisbane & Perth but undertakes cases in all States and Territories of Australia. The introduction of the national defamation law in 2006 assists the firm in conducting cases throughout the country.