Intentional Tort (including Defamation) One Day CPD

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O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors is pleased to announce its CPD one-day program on Intentional Torts Litigation in Australia, including defamation.

This program details procedural, evidentiary and legal matters that will assist you in your work on these types of claims. The presentations and papers are designed to provide a comprehensive foundation and practical guide for lawyers conducting litigation in this area.

This one-day CPD includes welcome coffee/tea, morning and afternoon refreshments as well as a rooftop buffet lunch. If this program is relevant to your area of practice you may claim 1 unit for each hour of attendance, or 5 units for the whole day.

Session One

Time: 9am – 10.15am
Topic: Actions against police
Presenter: Mr Peter O’Brien, LLB, Accredited Specialist (Criminal Law)

A comprehensive examination of cases against police, including:

  • battery
  • assault
  • false imprisonment
  • malicious prosecution

Session Two

Time: 10.45am – 12pm
Topic: Sexual abuse claims against individuals and institutions
Presenter: Sexual abuse lawyer specialist

Presentation on preparing and litigating civil claims for sexual abuse survivors, including:

  • historical sexual abuse claims against individuals
  • redress scheme and civil litigation
  • law reform in this dynamic area
  • trauma-informed legal practice

Rooftop Buffet Lunch Break: 12pm – 1.30pm

Session Three

Time: 1.30pm – 2.45pm
Topic: The operation of CLA in intentional torts
Presenter: Our police tort claim specialist & Mr Peter O’Brien, LLB, Accredited Specialist (Criminal Law)

An examination of the restrictive application of the Civil Liability Act to police tort claims, and offender in custody provisions including the intersection of personal injury and international tort claims. Drafting pleadings with your client’s best possible outcome in mind.

Session Four

Time: 3.15pm – 4.45pm
Topic: Defamation and social media
Presenter: Mr Stewart O’Connell, LLB

An analysis of relevant cases dealing with:
– the interaction between Defamation Law and social media
– pleadings in social media defamation claims
– the impact of the Voller v Fairfax Media Publications Pty Limited et ors case

Discover more about O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors here:


O’Brien Criminal & Civil Solicitors
p: 02 9261 4281
a: Level 4, 219-223 Castlereagh St,
Sydney NSW 2000

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