AUSTRALIAN DEFAMATION LAWYERSActing for plaintiffs and defendants for over 30 years
Our practice has merged with all-service firm, Rostron Carlyle Rojas Lawyers.
WHAT IS DEFAMATION?
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. The fact that defamation law is now uniform throughout the country enables Australian Defamation Lawyers to readily and easily undertake cases in any State or Territory.
Australian Defamation Lawyers are defamation specialists. Defamation is demanding. It requires precise and specialised legal advice. Barrie Goldsmith, with more than 30 years of experience, can provide that experience and expertise.
ABC talks to Barrie Goldsmith about the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard trial in the United States that attracted worldwide headlines last month
11 Jun 2022
Our Barrie Goldsmith was interviewed by Rod Quinn of the ABC for the Saturday 11 June 2022 edition of Overnights radio show. The interview followed Johnny Depp winning his defamation case against his former wife Amber Heard after a jury found that a statement that Ms Heard made about domestic abuse in a 2018 opinion piece clearly referred to the actor.
Overnights with Rod Quinn: June 11 - Talking Point: Defamation: Barrie Goldsmith
ABC talks to Barrie Goldsmith about the recent judgment in Peter Dutton’s defamation case against refugee advocate Shane Bazzi
25 Nov 2021
Our Barrie Goldsmith was interviewed by Annie Gaffney of the ABC for the Thursday 26 November 2021 edition of Drive radio show. The interview followed the Federal Court’s judgment in Peter Dutton’s defamation case against refugee advocate Shane Bazzi over a tweet that accused Mr Dutton of being “a rape apologist”. To hear Barrie’s thoughts on the Dutton case as well as how the area of defamation law is evolving within Australia.
Drive with Annie Gaffney: November 25
New York Times Story: Missing Apostrophe in Facebook Post Lands a Man in Defamation Court
Barrie’s expertise in the area of defamation law has been recognised by the New York Times as they sought his comments in their recent article about defamation law in Australia and the United States.
Recent Federal Court Decision
FEDERAL COURT OF AUSTRALIA
Seven Consulting Pty Ltd v Google LLC  FCA 203 – Preliminary discovery against Google
Being defamed by anonymous reviewers is a common problem. Getting any information voluntarily from Google is also a common problem and usually, it will not provide any user information without a Court order. The process of obtaining the relevant and necessary order is a detailed and precise one.
6PR talks to Barrie Goldsmith about the recent settlement of the Porter v ABC defamation case
1 Jun 2021
Mornings with Liam Bartlett. Liam speaks to Barrie Goldsmith from Australian Defamation Lawyers about the defamation case involving Christian Porter and ABC.
Mornings with Liam Bartlett: June 1