Archive for November, 2015

Defamed on the internet? The courts can help.

Posted by Johnston Withers, in News
A few months ago, in July this year, we published an article discussing the serious reputational harm that can be suffered by people defamed on the internet, particularly by anonymous bloggers and third party publishers Since then, our firm has been involved in two actions before the South Australian Supreme Court in which the Court has ... Read more

Honouring Elliott Johnston

Posted by Johnston Withers, in News
Once a year we honour our founder, the late Elliott Johnston AO QC, by partnering with Flinders University Law School and the Office of Indigenous Strategy and Engagement to present the Elliott Johnston Memorial Lecture.  We always choose a topic that would be dear to Elliott's heart.  Given his passion for the law, and his commitment to the legal rights ... Read more
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An opportunity for commercial native title rights?

Posted by Johnston Withers, in News
A case currently reserved for judgment by the Full Court of the Federal Court might just move Australia’s native title law closer to realising its potential to be a tool for Aboriginal people to use in achieving economic prosperity. Last year, Justice North of the Federal Court decided two cases, one involving the Pilki people, and ... Read more

Providing for a family member who is severely disabled

Posted by Johnston Withers, in News
If you have a family member who is severely disabled you may want to consider setting up a Special Disability Trust to provide for the current and future care and accommodation needs of that family member. A Special Disability Trust can be established either in your lifetime or through your Will. A Special Disability Trust is created ... Read more