There’s nothing quite like a Royal Lawsuit to get the English media and for that matter English lawyers’ tails wagging. London Legal has been abuzz over the last week since word got out that the Duchess of Sussex had begun legal action against The Mail on Sunday over a claim that it unlawfully published a private handwritten letter of hers to her father Thomas Markle. Continue reading
In the case of Wagner & ors v Harbour Radio & ors ( QSC 201) the Supreme Court of Queensland awarded a record total of $3.7 million to four brothers over comments made by controversial broadcast Alan Jones in 27 radio broadcasts which conveyed 76 defamatory imputations in relation to the collapse of a dam wall at a quarry owned by the brothers during floods in 2011. Continue reading
Last month, the Victorian Supreme Court awarded $4.56 million to Australian actress Rebel Wilson, who had successfully sued Woman’s Day publisher Bauer Media over articles which branded Wilson as a serial liar.
No stranger himself to the laws of defamation himself in the late nineteenth century Oscar Wilde, once famously said: “There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that’s not being talked about.”Continue reading