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1st Edition

Comparative Law and Practice

ISBN 9781844720217
Published March 15, 2006 by Routledge
480 Pages

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Book Description

Defamation: Comparative Law and Practice offers a timely and original investigation into defamation law and litigation practice in England, Australia and the United States, combining close legal analysis and extensive empirical research to examine central aspects of defamation law.

This groundbreaking contribution to legal knowledge will be useful to researchers, academics, students and practitioners working in media and communications law.  It will enable lawyers outside the US to make more informed use of US law and commentary and it sets out, in an accessible manner, the intricacies of English and Australian defamation law and practice for US legal readers.


Table of Contents

Defamatory Meaning and Relevant Defences in England and Australia.  Litigation Practices in England, Victoria and New South Wales.  Qualified Privilege: English and Australian Law and Practice.  US Defamation Law and Practice.  Lucas-box and Polly Peck in Australia.  Comparative Defamation Law and Practice

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Andrew T. Kenyon is a member of the Faculty of Law at the University of Melbourne, where he directs the CMCL, Centre for Media and Communications Law. He researches in comparative media law - especially defamation, free speech, and electronic media regulation - examining social and cultural aspects of law as well as legal doctrine. He also researches in art and law, particularly in copyright and the creative arts. These interests come together in his role as editor of the refereed international journal the Media & Arts Law Review.


'This book represents a serious scholarly and practical contribution to comparative media law research. Its should find a ready audience among academics and practitioners alike.' - The Commonwealth Lawyer

'This vast subject has been dealt with in just 400-odd pages without sacrificing comprehensiveness and is a testament to the authors highly- honed expository skills.'

- The Commonwealth Lawyer