Update on defamation law in Queensland

Actions and Detail Panel

Sales Ended

Event Information

Share this event

Date and time

Location

Location

McInnes Wilson Lawyers

Level 23, Central Plaza

345 Queen Street

Brisbane, QLD 4000

Australia

View Map

Event description
Update on defamation law in Queensland

About this event

LawRight invites volunteers of the Court and Tribunal Services to this session on the recent amendments to the Defamation Act 2005 (Qld), which commenced on 1 July 2021.

This session will be presented by Rachel De Luchi of Counsel, who has previously presented a session to LawRight volunteers about drafting defamation defences. Rachel has appeared for broadcaster Alan Jones in a high-profile seven-week defamation trial and is an experienced practitioner in media and defamation law.

The session will provide a general update on the changes to defamation law introduced by the Defamation (Model Provisions) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2021, which include the introduction of the element of ‘serious harm’, a new compulsory concerns notice process, and changes to the available statutory defences. The session is aimed at all volunteers who attend appointments for LawRight’s State Courts office.

A light lunch will be provided and all participants will receive 1 CPD point for attendance. As spaces are limited, please RSVP as soon as possible and provide any dietary requirements by email to state.cts@lawright.org.au by COB Wednesday 18 August 2021.

This session will be recorded and will be made available on our website in the coming weeks.

Date and time

Location

McInnes Wilson Lawyers

Level 23, Central Plaza

345 Queen Street

Brisbane, QLD 4000

Australia

View Map

Organiser LawRight

Organiser of Update on defamation law in Queensland

LawRight improves the lives of vulnerable people by increasing access to justice through strategic partnerships with pro bono lawyers. 30,000 pro bono hours are donated annually by over 800 lawyers from 65 law firms, 170 barristers and 140 law students.

 

By connecting to clients at community, health and civic organisations LawRight increases their access to housing, income and legal rights and improves their health and well-being. LawRight is an independent not-for-profit community legal centre. Our Patron is the Chief Justice of Queensland, the Honourable Catherine Holmes.

Save This Event

Event Saved