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Defamation Law

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ISBN13: 9780455228570
Published: November 2015
Publisher: Thomson Reuters Australia
Country of Publication: Australia
Format: Paperback
Price: £136.00

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.

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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