Acting for plaintiffs and defendants for over 30 years



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. 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.

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“…Barrie delivered excellent defamation training for our team of journalists. The information was really useful and Barrie was happy to answer a range of questions…”

Key Media Pty Limited

Peace Of Mind

“…I have found Mr. Goldsmith to be a competent and courteous solicitor who acts tenaciously in the interests of his clients…”

J. S. Wheelhouse S.C.

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“…In my dealings with Barrie I have found him a very forthright advocate for his client’s interests…”

Robert Beech-Jones S.C.

Experience Matters



Australian Defamation Lawyers has been specialising in defamation cases since 1984. Whether you or your company has been defamed, or someone has filed a defamation case against you, we can help.


We offer an extensive range of services for both individuals and companies including general legal advice, serving Letters of Demand and Concern Notices as well as acting for plaintiffs who prosecute defamation proceedings, or defendants who are being sued for defamation.

Media Articles

Barrie has been involved in various media releases throughout his career as a defamation solicitor. Including in matters relating to WikiLeads founder Julian Assange’s attempted defamation case against Julia Gillard.

Reported Cases

Australian Defamation Lawyers operate nationally and have expertise in resolving a wide spectrum of defamation law issues including slander, personal privacy and online reputation etc. throughout Australia.


Barrie Goldsmith has had the honour of speaking at various seminars and conferences over the years particularly in relation to defamation laws surrounding ethnic and multicultural broadcasting.


We have four offices across Australia located in Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. For details of your nearest office click here.