Defamation Law & Lawyers

What is Defamation, Libel and Slander?

Generally speaking, defamation is the issuance of a false statement about another person, which causes that person to suffer harm. Slander involves the making of defamatory statements by a transitory (non-fixed) representation, usually an oral (spoken) representation. Libel involves the making of defamatory statements in a printed or fixed medium, such as a magazine or newspaper.

A defamation lawyer can advise on matters such as defamatory statements, libel, slander and malicious falsehood. A solicitor specialising in defamation will also be able to advise on statements to be made or previously made in newspapers and magazines, in emails, on TV or radio, in employee references or in advertising material.

A defamation lawyer can also help with securing public apologies for defamatory statements made in the press.

Where a person makes a defamatory statement that damages your reputation, you may be able to sue them for compensation or prevent them repeating it.

If you believe you have a defamation matter and would like legal help regarding a potential defamation claim, then please complete your free legal enquiry form.

While the classic example of a defamation claimant is the celebrity who believes that a newspaper has published an unflattering untruth about her, defamation also comes up in more mundane circumstances.

For example, a businessman might claim that he has been defamed by a rival who sends an email containing false statements that damage his professional reputation. Or someone might object to falsehoods published on a social networking website that reflect adversely on their integrity or honesty.

If you think you have a claim for defamation, there are a few basic questions you need to consider, including:

• Is the statement defamatory?
• Did the defendant "publish" the statement to a third person?
• Does the defendant have a valid defence?

What does the defamed person need to prove?

The defamed person must prove three things in order to bring a defamation action:

• The material was published
The word ‘published’ in this context simply means having been communicated by you to someone other than the plaintiff.

• The plaintiff must have been identified by the publication.
You do not have to use their name to identify someone. The law only requires that there be enough information contained in the publication for others, such as co-workers or acquaintances, to figure out who the person is.

• The material in question must have been defamatory
It is defamatory if it exposes them to ridicule, lowers their reputation in the eyes of other members of the community, causes people to shun or avoid them, or injures their professional reputation. Even if the actual words are not defamatory, the message they portray may still be considered defamatory. See imputations below.

If you believe you have a defamation matter and would like legal help regarding your potential defamation claim, then please complete your free legal enquiry form.

The relevant defamation legislation in Australia is:

• Defamation Act 2005 (NSW)
• Defamation Act 2005 (Vic)
• Defamation Act 2005 (Qld)
• Defamation Act 2005 (SA)
• Defamation Act 2005 (WA)
• Defamation Act 2005 (Tas)
• Civil Laws (Wrongs) Act 2002
• Defamation Act (NT)

Defamation litigation

Defamation lawyers deal with all aspects of defamation including:

• Libel
• Slander
• Maliciousfalsehood

Defamation, Libel and Slander Law

It is not unusual for lawyers to receive inquiries about defamation actions from people who are in conflicts with neighbours or other members of their communities, and have become the subjects of vicious lies. The area of law most implicated by that type of conduct is "defamation of character", a cause of action which is generally defined to include "libel" and slander".

Typically, the elements of a cause of action for defamation include:

1.A false and defamatory statement concerning another;

2.The unprivileged publication of the statement to a third party (that is, somebody other than the person defamed by the statement);

3.If the defamatory matter is of public concern, fault amounting at least to negligence on the part of the publisher; and

4.Damage to the plaintiff.

In the context of defamation law, a statement is "published" when it is made to the third party. That term does not mean that the statement has to be in print.

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Damages are typically to the reputation of the plaintiff, but depending upon the laws of the jurisdiction it may be enough to establish mental anguish.

Most jurisdictions also recognize "per se" defamation, where the allegations are presumed to cause damage to the plaintiff. Typically, the following may constitute defamation per se:

• Attacks on a person's professional character or standing;
• Allegations that an unmarried person is unchaste;
• Allegations that a person is infected with a sexually transmitted disease;
• Allegations that the person has committed a crime of moral turpitude;

While actions for defamation have their roots in common law, most jurisdictions have now enacted statutes which modify the common law. They may change the elements of the cause of action, limit when an action may be filed, or modify the defences to an action for defamation. Some may even require that the defendant be given an opportunity to apologize before the plaintiff can seek damages.

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A person is considered as an author, editor or publisher if he is, either, the originator of the statement, or has editorial responsibility for the content, or he is a commercial publisher. But if he is only involved in printing, producing, distributing or selling printed material then he is not considered as an author, editor or publisher.

Meaning of Defamation

There is no single comprehensive definition of what is defamatory. Various suggestions have been made before the courts, including any material which:

• Is to a person’s discredit.
• Tends to lower him or her in the estimation of others.
• Causes him or her to be shunned or avoided.
• Causes him or her to be exposed to hatred, ridicule or contempt.

For a statement to be defamatory the imputation must tend to lower the claimant in the estimation of right-thinking members of society generally. Even if the words damage a person in the eyes of a section of society or the community, they are not defamatory unless they amount to a disparagement of the reputation in the eyes of right-thinking people generally.

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The law of defamation recognises two types of meanings. The first type of meaning is the natural and ordinary meaning of the words. This is not limited to the obvious and literal meaning, but includes any inference which the ordinary, reasonable reader would draw from the words.


The words complained of must have been published by the person sued to a third party. Publication includes any means of communication even if only to one other person. Due to the breadth of the term publication, many individuals with only a slight connection to the work can find themselves ensnared in defamation proceedings.

However, the Defamation Act 1996 provides a defence to persons who are not authors, editors or commercial publishers of the statement if they took reasonable care in relation to its publication and they did not know and had no reason to believe that what they did caused or contributed to the publication of a defamatory statement. This is intended to cover printers, distributors, on-line service providers and live broadcasters.

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The High Court has held for the purposes of the Defamation Act 1996 that an Internet Service Provider (ISP) which transmits a posting from its news server to subscribers who want to use it, is not the publisher of the posting, although at common law it would be considered to be. However, the court held that because the ISP had not removed the offending material as soon as it was notified of its existence, it had not acted reasonably and the defence under the Defamation Act 1996 was not available.


A claimant must prove that the defamatory statement refers to him or her. In most cases this can be done without difficulty, as the claimant will be named. However, a claimant who has not been referred to by name must prove that the words complained of were understood by some readers as referring to him or her.

The claimant can rely on the fact that he or she was referred to by a nickname or initials or that he or she was a member of a class or group of people included in the defamatory statement.

The fact that a publisher did not intend to refer to the claimant is irrelevant to the question of whether or not that person has been defamed. A person whose name is the same or similar to that of a fictitious character can sue for defamation if the words complained of would be understood to refer to the claimant by reasonable people who knew him or her.

Similarly, a member of a group or class of people can sue in relation to a defamatory allegation referring to the group as a whole, if the group is sufficiently small that the allegation would be understood to refer to him or her personally.

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What Constitutes a Defamatory Statement?

Libel, Slander and the Common Law

The tests to determine whether a defamatory statement has been made, include whether the publication tends to lower a person in the estimation of right-thinking members of society, or which tends to make them shun or avoid that person.

Defamation is either libel or slander; libelous statements are made in permanent form and slander is defamation made in a transitory form. Since the European Convention of Human Rights, courts tend to be more willing to explicitly weight the competing claims of privacy and free expression, particularly in cases concerning qualified privilege.

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Elements of Defamation

A defamatory statement is made when an untrue statement is published, referring to the claimant and affecting their reputation, and no defence is available. Any truth to the statement gives rise to the justification defence and so cannot be defamation; the statement must also lower the claimant in the eyes of right-thinking members of society. There is no need for the statement to directly criticise the claimant as stated in Tolley v JS Fry & Sons Ltd [1931] A.C. 333. To do so indirectly is known as an innuendo. The statement must refer to the claimant or the claimant must be reasonably ascertainable though not necessarily named, if a reasonable person knowing the claimant would have thought it was the claimant being referred to on the basis of the information in the statement. In an action for libel, commission of the tort is enough, whereas for slander, there must have been some ‘special damage’, that is to say financial loss.

Defences to Defamation

The defences to defamation action are:

2.fair comment
3.absolute privilege
4.qualified privilege and
5.offer of amends.

Qualified Privilege

Qualified privilege is a defence based on public interest, protecting makers of certain defamatory statements because the law considers that in the circumstances, free expression is more important than protection of reputation. The defence is not available if the alleged defamatory statement was made with malice, and can arise under statute and at common law. The statutory provisions fall under section 15 of the Defamation Act, where there are two groups.

The first group in Schedule 1 of the Act, are statements having “qualified privilege without explanation or contradiction”, most importantly:

1.fair and accurate reports of the proceedings of legislatures, courts and governmental inquiries; and
2.fair and accurate copies of material published by or on the authority of any governmental, legislature and international organisation anywhere in the world.

The second group in Schedule 2 of the Act is described as ‘privileged subject to explanation or contradiction.’ This paragraph includes police functions and governmental functions. Therefore, the protection of qualified privilege will be lost if the claimant has supplied a reasonable explanation or contradiction of the statement and requested its publication, but the defendant has failed to publish it in ‘a reasonable manner’.

At common law, Lord Atkinson ruled that the defence of qualified privilege applied where "... the person who makes a communication has an interest or a duty, legal, social or moral, to make it to the person to whom it is made, and the person to whom it is so made has a corresponding interest or duty to receive it. This reciprocity is essential". Some of the factors courts take into consideration are the seriousness of the allegation; the nature of information; the source; the steps taken to verify that information; whether comment had been sought from the claimant. The main remedies sought are damages and injunctions.

If you believe you have a defamation matter and would like legal help regarding your potential defamation claim, then please complete your free legal enquiry form.

Experienced lawyers representing claimants and defendants in actions for libel, slander and malicious falsehood

Defamation Lawyers advise on and conduct legal proceedings seeking damages for defamation (libel and slander) and the publication of malicious falsehoods.

A claimant in a defamation action must show that the words they complain of would be understood by a hypothetical reasonable reader (i.e. requires publication to a third party) to refer to them and to bear a meaning  defamatory  of  them,  that  is,  a  meaning  which would tend to lower their reputation in the eyes of right-thinking members of society.

The actual effect of the publication of the words is irrelevant to whether they are defamatory: this is determined by reference to right-thinking members of society only. A claimant must also show that the words complained of have been communicated (published) to a third party.

Anyone involved in the publication of the words could be liable for defamation unless they can establish a defence.

A defence can be for the defendant to show that although defamatory its words were published pursuant to the discharge of a public duty (e.g. reporting suspicion of a crime to the authorities) and are thereby privileged from suit but such a defence is vitiated if the claimant can show  that  the   words   complained   of were published with malice. It is a defence for the defendant to show justification, meaning substantial truth of the words complained of.

Libel proceedings are very expensive and because trials are in front of a jury rather than judge alone (uniquely amongst civil proceedings) their outcome is inherently more unpredictable than many kinds of proceedings. It is therefore wise to get advice from an experienced solicitor at the outset.

If you think you have a claim for defamation, there are a few basic questions you need to consider, including:

•Is the statement defamatory?
•Did the defendant "publish" the statement to a third person?
•Does the defendant have a valid defence?

(1) Is the statement defamatory?

Lord Atkin said: "A defamatory statement is one which injures the reputation of another by exposing him to hatred, contempt, or ridicule, or which tends to lower him in the esteem of right-thinking members of society."

This definition covers a lot of ground, but usually a person making a defamation claim is primarily concerned with the injury to his reputation. Mere insults or "vulgar abuse" are not defamatory. To be actionable, the statement must actually injure the claimant's reputation.

(2) Did the defendant publish the statement to a third person?

The word "publication" sounds very grand, but for the purposes of defamation it is relatively simple for a claimant to establish that the defendant has "published" a statement.

A person can "publish" a statement simply by saying it, or otherwise making it in some temporary way. If a person makes a defamatory statement this way, it is known as slander .

A defamatory statement in a more permanent form, in writing say, for example in a newspaper or on the internet, or in a letter or an email, is known as libel .

Note, however, that sometimes the courts will find that a person publishing a statement should not bear responsibility if it is defamatory. This has happened in some cases involving internet service providers, who have simply hosted a website or message board where someone else posted a defamatory statement – although there have also been some cases where the circumstances were such that the court did hold an internet service provider responsible (for instance, where the service provider failed to take the statements down after being told of them).

As part of the publication requirement, the claimant must show that the defamatory statement actually identifies him/her. An indirect reference to the claimant may be sufficient (for instance, in the case of a celebrity, a nickname that is widely known). On the other hand, a general reference to a large group that happens to include the claimant may not be enough to give the claimant a valid basis for asserting that he has been defamed.

In general, the courts have given broad meaning to the word "publication." In one well-known case, the court held that a waxwork depicting the claimant in a public place amounted to publication.

(3) Does the defendant have a valid defence?

When faced with a defamation claim, a defendant may defend on the basis that the statement was:

•fair comment; and/or

To establish the statement was justified , the defendant must show that it was true or at least substantially true. (NB. When a claimant brings an action for defamation, the court begins with the presumption that the claimant had a good reputation and that the statement injuring his/her reputation is false, thus putting the onus on the defendant to prove it is true.)

Fair Comment is a defence that, in effect, protects the right of free expression. It means that if the statement in question is the defendant's honestly held opinion on a matter of public interest, and if the defendant did not make the statement maliciously, then it is not actionable. For instance, a well-reasoned opinion article in a newspaper, in which the author concludes that a politician has been dishonest or incompetent in some respect, is unlikely to give the politician grounds for a defamation claim.

Privilege is a defence that comes in two forms. Some statements are absolutely privileged , so that they are not actionable even if they would otherwise be defamatory. Statements that people make during judicial proceedings, as well as statements that people make in Parliamentary proceedings, are absolutely privileged. The privilege applies even if the person making the statement does so maliciously.

Qualified privilege applies to statements that people make out of some legal, moral or social duty. Qualified privilege does not, however, apply if the person makes the statement out of malice. For example, a person reporting someone to the police will not be liable for defamation unless he/she does so in bad faith and primarily to injure someone's reputation or otherwise harass or annoy them.

If you believe you have a defamation matter and would like legal help regarding your potential defamation claim, then please complete your free legal enquiry form on the left, or click here.

(4) Time limit for bringing a claim

The limitation period for defamation is shorter than for other civil claims. Normally, the limitation period for personal injury claims is three years from the date the injury occurred or – for injuries that take the form of diseases that only become apparent gradually over time – the date that the injured person first became aware of the injury. The limitation period for defamation claims is much shorter, however – only one year from the date of publication.

(5) Jury trial

Either of the parties to a defamation action can, if the matter goes to trial, require that it be heard by a jury. That is not generally the case for other types of civil claims. The matter can, however, be decided by the judge alone prior to trial – that would happen if, say, the judge concludes that one of the parties has no reasonable prospect of success.

(6) Remedies: damages and injunctions

If a defamation claimant takes his claim to trial and wins, he can recover damages and costs. Typically, the court will require the losing party to pay some or all of the winner's costs, just like in other types of civil proceedings.

Damages may include what are known as "general damages" (to compensate for any non-monetary harm suffered, such as for pain and suffering), "special damages" (to compensate the claimant for quantifiable financial losses, such as loss of business) and can also include aggravated and/or exemplary damages (which serve more of a punitive function, where the defendant's behaviour has been unreasonable, reckless, or otherwise unworthy).

In some cases, a claimant may only get nominal damages (say, $1). This might happen where the defendant has claimed that the statement giving rise to the claim was true, and although the defence failed to convince the jury completely, the jury thought the statement to be nearly true.

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A claimant may also apply for an injunction to stop the defendant from publishing defamatory material. Obviously this has serious civil liberties implications for free expression and so on.

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(7) Making a claim

If you're thinking about making a claim for defamation, you need to consider your position very carefully. Defamation claims can and do fail, and a claim that fails at trial can be very expensive for the claimant.

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by R Breit - 1999 - - matters. Unfortunately for Australian journalists, the Chakravarti decision has done little to clarify the uncertainty surrounding defamation law. In fact, the decision ..

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Colonial Laws Validity Act 1865: This Act passed by the Imperial (British) Parliament .. as may be referred to it by resolution of the Assembly or the Attorney-General. .... of political communication; and the refinement of the law of defamation.

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The winner of the 2006 Communication and Media Law Association .. Prize is Marcus Power with his essay "Marsden, Ethics and Defamation".

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The Australian Journalist's Defamation Checklist .. Under the reformed laws, there is now a statutory qualified privilege defence applying when your .. Clearly, lawyers would need to advise you on the prospects of using this defence because ..


Fresh Perspectives on the 'War on Terror'


by A Byrnes - - For example, the negotiation of uniform defamation laws by the Standing Committee of Attorneys-General did not appear to reflect the influence of the ACT HRA.

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Andrew Field reviews Internet and e-commerce law in the February 2008 issue .. by a few conference papers presented by brave lawyers venturing into what they .. at a parallel rate, including decisions on contracts, defamation, intermediate ..

Panel Discussion - [1999] UTSLRev 16; (1999) 1 UTS Law Review 98


I sometimes have difficulties in explaining to working journalists some of the technicalities of defamation law. The Chakravarti case is a classic example of where ..

UNSW Law celebrates 40 years with 10000 graduates | UNSW LAW


UNSW Law School celebrated its 10000th graduate at yesterday's .. They understand how law impacts society and appreciate that a lawyer's duty is to provide .. a distinguished former Dean and an expert in defamation law, ..

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5+ items – Members of the Asian Law Centre are currently undertaking ..

Professor Tim Lindsey, Professor Pip Nicholson

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Dr Amanda Whiting

ARC Disovery Grant - "Lawyers ..

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Results 1 - 50 of 53 – You searched for Faculty = Law (Sydney Law School) and Course Name .. LAWS3428, Defamation and Privacy, Law (Sydney Law School) ..

Internet Law LAWS70396 - Subject Details


The subject is taught by international expert Professor Dan Hunter of New York Law School, media lawyer Jonathan Gill, partner at Carrick Gill Smyth, and ..


German law paves the way for mandatory mediation


by N Alexander - 2000 - - Alexander, Nadja (2000) "German law paves the way for mandatory .. resolution method among lawyers and .. defamation has not occurred through the media.


Chapter Three: an overview of the history of policy diffusion and ..


As explained by Griffith, an eminent lawyer, and the then Leader of the .. accessible, codification of defamation law based upon two major sources, a code of ..

WebLaw - Media and Telecommunications


15+ items – Select WebLaw Subject Guide, Administrative Law ..

Australian Information Industry Association

Communications and Media Law Association Inc

Law for citizens - what are your rights?


Most people are aware of criminal law, but a private law expert will examine the less .. the law of civil wrongs, which deals with matter such as defamation and .. to introduce people to the way lawyers think about private law.

Media Law | Subject Guides - The University of Queensland Library


Halsbury's laws of Australia, vol 10, title 145 - Defamation .. AGIS plus text (Attorney-General's Information Service) .. Australian defamation law and practice ..


The 'Rule of law' we agree – and it is almost a mother hood ..


by K Jayasuriya - 2000 - - defamation and contempt law) procedures are used to place important political and judicial institutions beyond reach. During the Anwar trial, one of his lawyers, ..


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he has taught a generation of law students, educated and informed lawyers, mentored and .. With the exception of the law of defamation in New South. Wales ..

Blowing the whistle by Dave Kewley


HIS LAWYER calls him a "god-damned hero," but to some former co-workers at Fleet Industries ... something every whistle blower risks because there is no protection in law," Mr. Angus said. .. Fleet countered with a $6-million defamation suit.


Untitled - University of Wollongong


graduates of older law schools, in Sydney etc.” In its relatively short life .. want to be a lawyer”, only to be met with .... construction and defamation. I primarily act ..


Dow Jones & Company Inc v Gutnick [2002] HCA 56: Negotiating ..


by BF Fitzgerald - 2003 - - The fact that the defamation law of Victoria was stricter in application meant that another dimension to this .... Many American lawyers would say “yes” while ..


Research Report - law school - University of Melbourne


in 2010 involved conducting interviews with lawyers for research into defamation law (with Andrew Kenyon) and finalising outputs from a ..

Commercial Practice - College of Law


June 11, Defamation Update .. Jacqueline Downes and Rebecca Cope; Hot Issues in Consumer law - A New Era in Marketing and Trade Practices Regulation ..

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Jennifer has written widely in the areas of corporate law and governance. .. He worked for several years as a corporate lawyer and then as a barrister before .. for his research into the concept of reputation in defamation law.


Archived at the Flinders Academic Commons: http://dspace.flinders ..


by RA Phiddian - 2004 - would make satirists notable benefactors to defamation lawyers. The text-book summary of defamation law describes it as published material which 'tends to ..


Jason Wilson, Barry Saunders, Axel Bruns


by JA Wilson - 2008 - - In Australia, although defamation laws have since 2005 been simplified .. A$480000 with a group of lawyers who alleged that they had been defamed by the ..


ALTA 2005


Attorney General Ruddock to tell these state s to adopt uniform law on defamation or he will pass his own laws. It is highly desirable that all nations adopt ..

Brenda Hill stories


Booth Gardner's pen yesterday, but also a law to protect her and other citizen .. The developer has filed a $100000 defamation suit against the Hills. .. Capitol, and implored Gardner and Attorney General Ken Eikenberry to come to her aid.


Early English law reporting


by M Bryan - Over the years the Law Library at the. University of ... or attorneys reporting back to clients. Some lawyers ... by legislation, between libel and slander, as well as ..

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The Law School seeks to educate lawyers for the 21st century in .. Law, LAWS3428 - Media Law: Defamation and Privacy, Senior, LAWS3428 ..


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