Barrie Goldsmith is special counsel for Australian Defamation Lawyers.
Barrie was admitted as a solicitor in England in 1975. At that time, he started to specialise in defamation work as well as general commercial litigation.
In 1982, Barrie migrated to Australia and worked until 1984 for Blake Dawson Waldron, one of Australia’s largest law firms.
Barrie was employed in one of the commercial litigation groups that had responsibility for the firm’s defamation work. During that employment, Barrie gained substantial exposure to and knowledge of Australian defamation law. The firm’s defamation clients included News Limited and Barrie worked on a number of major cases on behalf of that client.
Two significant defamation cases that Barrie worked on for News Limited were claims by Ian Chappell and Dennis Lillee, two of Australia’s most renowned cricketers.
In 1984, Barrie established the practice, Goldsmiths Lawyers. He has, since that time, continued to practice and specialise in defamation law. Barrie is on a panel of solicitors recommended by the Law Society of New South Wales as specialising in defamation law. He now acts as special counsel for the practice.
He possesses some 30 years experience in defamation law. Barrie has given numerous media interviews and presented papers in the specialist area of defamation law.