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Michael Bradley

Managing partner at Marque Lawyers

Michael Bradley — Managing partner at Marque Lawyers

Michael Bradley is a freelance writer and managing partner at Sydney firm Marque Lawyers.

Why the case against Tim Blair for alleged transgender vilification failed

Why the case against Tim Blair for alleged transgender vilification failed

Although Blair's comments came "close to the line" of inciting severe ridicule, they didn’t quite cross it. Ultimately, the case failed.

Can Alan Jones hope to soften his $3.7 million defamation blow?

Can Alan Jones hope to soften his $3.7 million defamation blow?

Alan Jones will be looking for ways to lessen the impact of the $3.7 million defamation payout awarded against him. But even then, will he avoid getting into the same trouble in the future?

Could Mark Latham be charged with contempt of court?

Could Mark Latham be charged with contempt of court?

Calling your trial judge a Nazi is probably not a great move. But could it land Latham in contempt of court?

What are Ben Roberts-Smith's chances against Fairfax?

What are Ben Roberts-Smith's chances against Fairfax?

The former soldier has launched defamation action over a front-page story in The Age. His reputation is inevitably harmed, but the question of whether he'll win the case is a bit more complicated.

Does Emma Husar have a case against BuzzFeed?

Does Emma Husar have a case against BuzzFeed?

Emma Husar's political ambitions may be toast, but there are huge considerations to be made before suing for defamation.

Sarah Hanson-Young has the law on her side with this one

Sarah Hanson-Young has the law on her side with this one

A defamation case against David Leyonhjelm would give him all the attention he and his naughty boy mates need to survive.

If I were the banks, I wouldn't be losing sleep over the royal commission

If I were the banks, I wouldn't be losing sleep over the royal commission

Even an aggressive commissioner who manages to work around the commission's impotent framing probably won't reveal anything we don't already know.

How Australia's strict defamation laws could thwart our 'Weinstein moment'

How Australia's strict defamation laws could thwart our 'Weinstein moment'

Australia has, notoriously, the most repressive defamation laws in the English-speaking world, writes Michael Bradley.

Facebook wants your nudes and the government says that's fine

Facebook wants your nudes and the government says that's fine

Facebook is asking you to send it your own nudes. And the eSafety Commissioner is encouraging you to do so.

Due process around sexual harassment claims needs a complete overhaul

Due process around sexual harassment claims needs a complete overhaul

The court of public opinion, entertaining as it is, will not deliver justice.