Johnson Winter & Slattery is engaged by major businesses, investment funds and government agencies as legal counsel on important transactions and disputes throughout Australia and surrounding regions.
We are continually evolving and adapting our diversity and inclusion programs to better support our people, clients and communities.
Our news and media coverage including major transaction announcements, practitioner appointments and team expansions.
We support a number of community initiatives and not for profit organisations across Australia through pro bono legal work and charitable donations.
Our firm provides a diverse range of opportunities for talented, enthusiastic people to develop brilliant legal careers.
We assist clients in the intensely competitive media sector, where organisations face a number of critical legal issues to protect their competitive advantage, reputation and business strategies.
We act for industry leading television networks, newspapers, magazines, information technology companies, e commerce and multimedia providers, publishers and film companies.
We provide expert advice on all issues arising prior to publication and broadcast including defamation, contempt, copyright and trade practices and acting in litigation arising out of those issues.
Representing international search engines in defamation defences including Appeal level cases that have established the defences available for alleged publications arising from search results.
Defending defamation proceedings brought by Sam Newman for defamatory imputations allegedly arising from a Yahoo Sports article.
Ongoing pro bono advice to Original Nations content creator in relation to copyright, intellectual property and other matters related to its media content and board governance.
Defamation defence of action brought by Rebel Wilson over publications in Woman's Day, NW, Women's Weekly and OK Magazine, including successful proceedings in the Court of Appeal and High Court.
Defending copyright proceedings brought by the artist Vladas Meskenas, featuring the world's first litigated claim in relation to Moral Rights.
Defence of landmark defamation proceedings brought by Joseph Gutnick in the Supreme Court of Victoria and High Court of Australia.
Ranked as a leading law firm in media and entertainment
Ranked as a band 2 firm in TMT: media law
"They are very responsive and commercial, very quick to attend to any task, and do so very well. They are a little more agile, including as to responsiveness, than larger firms"
“A deep talent base and exceptional technical expertise”
Ranked tier 2 in media and entertainment
"Excellent breadth and depth of capability"
"They have been very responsive and their advice very helpful and sound, and their legal expertise and advice on defamation was great"
“Very strong media practice”
By majority, the High Court has dismissed appeals from the New South Wales Court of Appeal, upholding a finding that, in respect of defamation liability, the appellant media companies are...
Changes to Australia’s Uniform Defamation Laws will include a defence for scientific or academic peer review, providing greater comfort for academic publishing, but defamation risks for...
New South Wales Parliament has today passed the Defamation Amendment Bill 2020.
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