Defamation Law 1st Edition

Defamation Law 1st Edition

By David Rolph


$307.65* RRP

Date: 18/11/2015

Code: 41676019

Thomson Reuters, AUSTRALIA

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Defamation Law by David Rolph provides a comprehensive, up-to-date account of Australian defamation law. This work provides both a practical resource and an explanation of the historical background and current sources of Australian defamation law.

David Rolph analyses the competing interests underlying defamation – the protection of reputation and freedom of expression – and considers in detail the requirements of the plaintiff’s case for defamation, the range of available defences and the remedies which may be awarded.

As well as focussing on the tort of defamation, this work considers criminal defamation and civil causes of action which may overlap with it.

Critically for both practitioners and students, this work considers a range of practical questions such as how to deal with directions for juries, costs, damages, interlocutories particular to defamation, capacity arguments, particulars and interrogatories.

In this work, David Rolph has struck the necessary balance between providing essential practical guidance and the historical context of the law, to provide both defamation lawyers and students of defamation law with the ideal text on the subject.

Table of Contents



Foreword by the Honourable Justice Susan Kiefel AC 

Chapter 1            Introduction

Chapter 2            Competing Interests in Defamation Law

Chapter 3            History and Sources of Defamation Law

Chapter 4            Criminal Defamation

Chapter 5            Preliminary Matters

Chapter 6            Defamatory Capacity and Meaning

Chapter 7            Identification

Chapter 8            Publication

Chapter 9            Justification

Chapter 10          Absolute Privilege

Chapter 11          Qualified Privilege

Chapter 12          Protected Reports

Chapter 13          Fair Comment and Honest Opinion

Chapter 14          Miscellaneous Defences

Chapter 15          Damages

Chapter 16          Injunctions

Chapter 17          Offers of Amends and Other Remedies

Chapter 18          Causes of Action Other than Defamation

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