With the rapid expansion of the internet and social media, everyone is now in the publishing business! Accordingly, defamation law has become one of the most prominent and relevant, yet misunderstood, areas of law today.
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The surging popularity of social networking and ever-evolving technological advances of the 21st century mean that virtually anyone is a publisher these days, whether they know it or not! Facebook alone has over 500 million active members, and social media outlets provide individuals with an unlimited ability to communicate and connect directly with the public at large. Accordingly, the line between fair comment and defamation has never been so easy to cross. Of course, the laws of defamation have not changed quite so rapidly over the years (if at all!), and it’s simple for the unwitting or uninitiated to find themselves caught in the crossfire. Our trusted defamation lawyers in Melbourne are here to assist with this complicated area by providing comprehensive and practical advice to our clients.
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We are zealously committed to ensuring that the personal and professional reputations of our clients and their businesses are protected, regardless of the method of publication. Whether it be through traditional media channels such as television or print, or the range of other online publishing channels open to us all, we have successfully helped many clients obtain financial relief as well as receive public apologies where their reputations have been or were likely to be, harmed by the publication of defamatory materials about them. Whether you need assistance determining if something is defamatory or are seeking advice on how to best proceed with resolving a dispute, our expert defamation lawyers are well equipped to help you with any enquiries and concerns.
We are highly experienced in this area of law, and can advise on:
- Whether a particular post, comment or publication may be considered defamatory;
- The options available to clients if they have been defamed;
- The issuing of a “Concerns Notice” pursuant to the Defamation Act (2005) on behalf of an aggrieved party;
- Available options if you have been threatened with a defamation suit;
- Dispute resolution alternatives where a party has been defamed; and
- The issuing of Court proceedings as last resort where an offer to make amends (whether by financial compensation, a public apology or other specific performance) from an aggrieving party has not been appropriate or forthcoming.