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July 24
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
$85.00 – $95.00
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Defamation: what do we learn from the Roberts-Smith and Lehrmann cases?

Lunch with Peter Bartlett

Hosted by:
Prof Ian Dunn AM

July 24 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

$85.00 – $95.00

Last year Melbourne Forum members were privileged to hear from lawyer Peter Bartlett who led the defence team for Nine in their recent defamation case brought by former SAS soldier Ben Roberts-Smith. The case was one of the world’s largest, most complex, and costly defamation actions.

Since then, another high-profile defamation case was brought by Bruce Lehrmann against Network Ten and Lisa Wilkinson. Heard by Justice Michael Lee, and watched by thousands of Australians online, this case has further shaken-up Australia’s legal and media worlds.

We are thrilled to have Peter back to discuss the lessons to be taken from both ground-breaking cases. His recent article for The Age provides insightful pre-reading.

Partner at MinterEllison, Peter Bartlett is one of Australia’s leading media and communications law experts, with a practice that covers the full spectrum of media and communications law from both a private commercial and regulatory perspective as well as a public sector perspective. He has unparalleled experience in media and communications law and complex business litigation where there is corporate risk.

Peter regularly contributes opinion pieces and is frequently sought for comment on emerging issues within the media and communication landscape by Australian news outlets.

Peter is a member of numerous boards and committees within the media and communications industry and was recently the first person in the Asia-Pacific to be appointed as International Bar Association Legal Practice Division Chair.

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