Seamlessly navigate through defamation law

Our in-depth coverage in CCH iKnowConnect has been designed for lawyers, whether solicitors, barristers or in-house counsel, to guide them through the requirements of the common law of defamation, as modified by the uniform defamation legislation.

The torts – defamation practice area addresses the requirements of all elements of a defamation claim, defences, and remedies. Navigate easily to the latest reforms which aim to better balance the protection of individual reputations versus the freedom of expression, as well as clarify the rights and responsibilities of online intermediaries (such as social media platforms).

A faster, more accurate search experience

With content created for the online user, CCH iKnowConnect delivers curated search results so you can find the right answer faster, providing a more efficient research experience.

360° navigation

If you prefer to begin research with legislation, our powerful 360° view of key legislation connects each provision with the best and most relevant content – including related legislation, in-depth commentary, cases, regulatory resources, and practical tools.

In-depth analysis and commentary

Our commentary is written by legal professionals, for legal professionals. The torts – defamation practice area provides detailed legal and practical analysis of the uniform defamation legislation and case law, all integrated with primary source materials.

Expansive case library

CCH iKnowConnect includes over 400 curated defamation cases (with headnotes), dating back to 1984. Cases cover all Australian states and territories.

Our integration with AustLii also ensures that you have seamless access to the largest source of case-related information.

Practical tools

Our practical tools are designed to streamline your workflow by making it easier for you to execute a task, reach a conclusion or find an answer.

Defamation case finder

Use this tool to easily compare damages and aggravated damages amounts awarded in all defamation claims across all courts and jurisdictions in all Australian states and territories since 1998.

Average weekly earnings finder

Use this tool to estimate past and future earnings as part of the claims process.

Regulatory resources

Access over 100 uniform civil procedure practice directions to all relevant courts and jurisdictions in Australia within a few clicks.

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News alerts

Keep up to date with the latest news, as and when developments happen.

Tailor your news alerts so that you receive them direct to your inbox on a daily or weekly basis.

Expand your library

You can purchase the Torts – Defamation practice area individually or in the Torts Law package which includes all of the following torts areas:

  • Defamation
  • Medical negligence and health
  • Motor accidents
  • Public liability
  • Property
  • Workers Compensation

Behind your research

CCH iKnowConnect is your premier research tool because of the people behind it. At Wolters Kluwer, we are known for taking nuanced information, across a broad range of sources. and distilling it into trusted and balanced commentary. This means you are better informed with independent, professional, and detailed analysis as you dig deeper into the legislation.

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