Recent Work

  • Obtaining a unanimous jury verdict for $1.27m in damages in a defamation proceeding brought in respect of a nationwide pamphlet and press release

  • Obtaining a settlement for a civil servant against a government department that included payment of damages, costs, an apology and retraction of the defamatory statements

  • Advising parliamentarians on defamation proceedings

  • Obtaining a settlement against a learning institution that included payment of damages, costs and an apology

  • Obtaining a judgment for $535,000 in damages in a defamation proceeding arising out of Facebook and a forum-based website

  • Obtaining a unanimous jury verdict for $270,000 in damages in a defamation proceeding brought in respect of an internationally sold book

  • Obtaining a six-figure settlement in relation to defamatory postings made on a forum-based website

  • Obtaining a large settlement for several government employees arising out of public statements made by heads of department

  • Obtaining court orders for the permanent removal of defamatory content from blog and forum-based websites

  • Overturning a High Court defamation judgment and then defending an application to appeal the reversal to the Supreme Court

  • Vetting for defamation risk an internationally acclaimed and screened feature-length documentary¬†

  • Vetting for defamation risk several feature-length television films

  • Advising an investigative journalist on a magazine article in relation to defamation risk, suppression orders, breach of privacy and contempt of court

  • Preventing a defamatory broadcast being screened on primetime television

  • Advising litigants on proceedings against overseas-based search engines and social-media websites