The law of defamation is complex and has undergone a number of important changes in recent years, including in respect of limitation periods, processes, tests, defences, and caps on non-economic loss which can be recovered from a defendant.
Beyond the legal considerations, defamation disputes often necessitate broader considerations. Defamatory publications require a consideration of numerous issues including reputational risk (and how best to address it), along with a careful weighing of the cost and the consequences of engaging in legal processes. It requires circumspect and experienced legal advice.
Getting the right advice early can minimise costs and reputational harm.
Our lawyers can assist in the prosecution or defence of defamation proceedings. We have experience acting in high profile defamation proceedings against the largest news agency in Australia. Contact Gear & Co to find out how we can assist you.