On Thursday 28 March 2019 Rob Anderson QC, Rachel De Luchi and Matthew Wilkinson (Level Twenty Seven Chambers) presented on the defences of triviality and justification under the Defamation Act 2005 (Qld). Brendan Read (Executive Director, KordaMentha) reviewed how to go about collecting electronic data for defamation cases.
Rachel De Luchi discussed the challenges of smaller defamation claims likely to confront defamation practitioners in the digital age, including the defence of triviality.
Matthew Wilkinson examined the practicalities of the truth or justification defence by reference to the recent Geoffrey Rush litigation.
Brendan Read discussed the identification, preservation and analysis of electronic evidence which may be critical in defamation investigations as well as the risks around defamation investigations.
The issues covered by Rob, Matthew and Rachel during the presentation are summarised in this workbook.