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Kennedys

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What the team is known for

Respected practice with a noted profile in the media space, where it is particularly well known for its representation of some of the highest-profile figures from the worlds of politics, entertainment and sport in defamation litigation. Also advises across a wide range of related issues, including reputational risk, the protection of privacy and confidential information and support in connection with the posting of hostile material online or in social media.

Work highlights

Acted successfully for Senator Sarah Hanson-Young in Federal Court defamation litigation arising out of former fellow senator David Leonjhelm's allegations, in various public statements, that she was a misandrist and a hypocrite. The case represented the first ever instance in Australia of sitting members of Parliament litigating against one another.

Notable practitioners

Patrick George has practised in the reputational risk space for over 35 years and is the author of the standard text on Australian defamation law. He is particularly well known for his representation of leading politicians, including former Commonwealth prime ministers, and of such noted sporting bodies as the Australian Olympic Committee. Market sources characterise him as "very good,""an excellent guy" and an obvious target for referrals in conflict situations.

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Patrick George
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