Navigating Defamation Law: Strategies and Recent Developments

Author(s): Paper and PowerPoint Handout


Materials comprised of a Paper and a PowerPoint handout.


Justin Graham, Partner, Chapman Tripp:
Tom Cleary, Senior Associate, Chapman Tripp.


Defamation is a complex, growing and constantly-developing area of law, currently grappling with the rise of social media.

With social media giving anyone an unprecedented platform to share their views, the last five years have seen a significant increase in defamation claims – a trend that seems set to continue.

How do you ensure that defamation claims are dealt with quickly and efficiently? What strategies can you use to ensure a good outcome outside of, or in, court? What are the critical issues in defamation and what does the future look like? 

Using the latest New Zealand and overseas cases, these materials give you a comprehensive understanding of these and other key issues in defamation law. 

These materials will help you

  • Discover the range of options for clients who have been defamed or are accused of defamation, including damages and the available defences.
  • Learn strategies and tactics to settle claims quickly.
  • Receive instruction on drafting defamation claims, defences and notices.
  • Gain insights into using court processes to advance your client’s position.

Intended audience

General practitioners, civil litigators and media law specialists.  

Publication dateNovember 2019
FormatPDF and/or hard copy
CPD Seminar Papers ISBN: C0567/P
ADLS Members $ 33.91
Non-Members (lawyer) $ 45.22
Non-Members (public) $ 45.22
Add to cart Become a member

Prices exclude GST and Postage & Packaging

For international orders – please call the Book Store on +64 9 306 5740 to arrange delivery.

If you require this paper urgently and instead prefer to receive it electronically, then please instead email or call 09 303 5278

Contact Us
Phone 09 303 5270
Fax 09 309 3726