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Defamation of a former employee can be costly
17 Oct 2019
Earlier this year, an employer who emailed warnings to clients about a former ...
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Photography and the law – when is it illegal to take a photo?
04 Apr 2019
Photographs are funny things – or not, depending on how much trouble they can ...
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Emojis adding new dimension of unpredictability and ambiguity to electronic communications
04 May 2018
A recent US article (by Mike Cherney in the Wall Street Journal Online) drew ...
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Costs orders and litigation – beware unpredictable outcomes and always take settlement offers seriously
13 Mar 2018
I was recently involved in a case where someone was offered half a million ...
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Defamation actions: the high cost of social media posts, comments and “likes”
01 Nov 2017
Rebel Wilson’s massive $4.5 million damages award – the highest by a court ...
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Whistleblower protections need boosting as public/private sector boundary continues to shift
31 Oct 2017
Whistleblower protections are in the news again. With the possible added ...
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We should be wary of restrictions on freedom of speech
26 Sep 2017
We tend to believe we have a right to freedom of speech, that we can say what we...
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Three years’ jail for revenge porn under new laws in NSW
02 Aug 2017
In June 2017, new laws were passed by NSW parliament to crack down on the ...
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Why contempt of court matters, even for government ministers
30 Jun 2017
The independence of the judiciary from the political arm of government is a ...
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Time for stronger laws against revenge porn
18 May 2017
One in five Australians have been affected by so-called “revenge porn” – ...
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Defamation, privacy breaches and misrepresentation claims: the perils of giving job references
10 May 2017
You apply for a job you really want, but don’t get it. Later you find out that...
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The lighter side of the law: when law and comedy collide
03 May 2017
On the face of it, there doesn’t seem to be much that is amusing about the ...
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