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Defamation

We represent our clients in areas of defamation law and injurious falsehood.

For example, we will:

  • advise our clients about:
    • the meaning of defamation
    • the meaning of slander and libel
    • the implications of malice
    • who has standing to bring an action for defamation
    • justification, honest opinion and other defences to defamation
    • the distinction between defamation and injurious falsehood
    • the time limitations under the Defamation Act 2005 (Qld)
  • issue cease and desist letters:
    • in respect of defamatory publications
    • requesting apologies and other action
  • commence Court proceeding seeking:
    • damages
    • injunctions

Contact us today on 07 3088 7937 or email us at [email protected] if you require legal advice, assistance or representation in these areas, or would like to arrange an initial consultation at our office to discuss your matter.

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