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Banki Haddock Fiora

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1 ranked lawyersBand 3AustraliaAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Boutique firm specialising in media, technology and intellectual property work with the ability to advise on trade marks, copyrights, disputes and commercial transactions. Represents a diverse client base including large online and print media companies. Maintains a strong focus on advising on defamation cases and pre-publication advice.

Work highlights

Acted for Fairfax Media, Australian News Channel and Nationwide News in New South Wales Supreme Court first instance and Court of Appeal defamation proceedings concerning comments posted on Facebook regarding a former youth detainee whose mistreatment while in detention had been widely publicised. A novel feature of the litigation was that the comments under consideration were not those made by the defendants themselves, but had been posted on their Facebook pages by members of the public.

Notable practitioners

Leanne Norman offers over three decades of experience in the fields of media law generally and defamation in particular. A particularly "well-respected litigator" in this field, where she is acknowledged as one of its busiest and "most adept" practitioners, her expertise covers not only the representation of publishers of printed and online material, for which she is especially well known, but also of broadcast media.

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Leanne Norman
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