You know you’ve been defamed when you hear something about yourself or read something about yourself and you feel sick to the pit of your stomach.  You feel that special anger and hurt that comes from reading something about you that’s untrue.  From the fear that someone else might believe it.  You start to wonder – who else read this?  Who else has heard this?  What will this mean for me?  How do I stop it?

Your reputation has been affected.  Your image has been affected.

Defamation has a lot of names – slander, trolling, gossip, rumour, innuendo – whatever you call it, you have rights.  The law of defamation tries to make good when something like this has happened.

Free information on the law of defamation:

1. A guide to the law of defamation in NSW

2. Suing social media trolls and bullies for defamation


The key to resolving any dispute is knowing where you stand and then making a decision based on accurate information.

Usually the hardest part is working out where you stand so you can make a sound decision.

It doesn’t matter if its a tax issue or dispute, a commercial law or contracts issue, a business issue, family law (including divorce, custody, wills), a property dispute, an issue on employment law, insolvency, migration, asset protection or defamation. The whole wide range of laws come down to one principle: know where you stand first and then make a sound decision found that foundation.

This means working out what your rights are, who to call, or what to read. Everyone seems to be an expert and there is always someone out there who speaks with great confidence but doesn’t know what they are doing. Its hard to find the right answer or know if what you are looking at is right.

We are hoping that the information we provide on this website helps you work out where you stand, or at least puts you on the right track. Be it an issue with the ATO, the OSR (Revenue NSW or the state revenue office of any state), a commercial dispute, debt recovery dispute with a creditor or debtor, an issue with a liquidator who is probably chasing you for a payment of some kind, it doesn’t matter.

We are always happy to recommend lawyers and other professionals if you need help – tax lawyers, commercial lawyers, insolvency lawyers, family lawyers, property lawyers, wills lawyers, migration lawyers, accountants – in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth or national. We have a broad network developed over decades of collective practice.

At the end of the day, the only way to get through a situation is to know where you stand and what your options are.