Defamation is one of our favourite areas of practice. Over the years, Parker & Associates has acted on a number of high profile defamation cases involving prominent businessmen and Members of Parliament, and to provide advice to media organisations.
Parker & Associates has experience in acting for plaintiffs and defendants in defamation proceedings. In particular, we have experience acting for and against Members of Parliament and media organisations.
Some examples of our work include acting for former MP Ken Shirley to defend a claim brought against him by a deer recovery operator and former police officer. The deer recovery operator discontinued his claim after two days of hearings. We also acted and settled a claim for Mr Shirley in defence of a claim against him by Winston Peters following reference to an affidavit in parliament and a subsequent appearance on the Holmes show.
While at Phillips Fox Dan was junior counsel in the successful defamation claim brought by Selwyn Cushing against Winston Peters which involved issues of parliamentary privilege and repetition outside Parliament.