National Commercial Law Seminar Series

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Event Details

11 November 2020 at 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Online via Zoom
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Session title: Model Defamation Provision Amendments 2020 – much needed reform or missed opportunity?

This seminar will examine the Model Defamation Provision Amendments 2020 that have been approved by the Council of Attorneys- General and are expected to be enacted by each of the States and Territories in the coming months.  They contain significant amendments, including a new serious harm threshold, more stringent requirements for the initiation of proceedings, a new public interest defence and amendments to clarify the operation of the cap on damages.


Chair: The Hon Justice Michael Wheelahan
Judge, Federal Court of Australia

Georgina Schoff QC
Barrister, Victoria Bar

Justin Quill
Partner, Thomson Geer

Nicholas Pullen
Partner, HWL Ebsworth

Who should attend?
Barristers, solicitors and interested clients are encouraged to attend.

Event partners
This webinar is held in conjunction with

Logos for Federal Court of Australia, Commercial Bar Association of Victoria, Victorian Bar, Centre for Commercial and Regulatory Studies

Janice Hugo
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