Australia, Gayle v Fairfax, a not so surprising verdict – Graham Hryce

3 11 2017

When world views collide … As the fallout continues from the jury verdict in Chris Gayle’s defamation trial against Fairfax, media lawyer Graham Hryce suggests why it’s not so surprising that the media company went down. Read the rest of this entry »





Australia: Publication in an internet context – Graham Hryce

23 06 2016

gazetteThe Western Australia Court of Appeal has recently handed down an interesting decision on the meaning of “publication” in the context of defamatory material posted on the internet. The case is Sims v Jooste (No 2). Read the rest of this entry »





New South Wales: Qualified privilege falls short again – Graham Hryce

18 08 2012

The NSW Court of Appeal has delivered another judgment confirming the difficulty in Australia of establishing the qualified privilege defence for media defendants. The NSW Court of Appeal handed down its decision in Lloyd-Jones v Allen ([2012] NSWCA 230) on 1 August 2012.  Justice Henric Nicholas wrote the leading judgment, with which Justices Ruth McColl and Margaret Beazley concurred. Read the rest of this entry »