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Contempt of Court – A lecture by Professor David Rolph FAAL

  • 22 Nov 2023
  • 5:15 PM - 6:45 PM (AEST)
  • Hybrid event - in person Supreme Court of Queensland and online


  • For those registering to attend remotely a link will be sent to your registration email address shortly before 22 November.

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The Australian Academy of Law is delighted to host the launch in Brisbane of Contempt by Professor David Rolph.

About the lecture

Contempt of court is a key part of the administration of justice. The law needs to be applied swiftly. Yet, many complexities in the law of contempt have developed over the centuries. Professor Rolph’s new book is the first comprehensive treatment of the Australian law of contempt of court. It discusses fundamental principles and practical issues. 

For more details see here

About the Speakers

Professor David Rolph is a preeminent scholar in media law.  He is the author of the authoritative work, Defamation Law, a consulting editor on Gatley on Libel Slander, and a legal history scholar.  His many publications address fundamental issues about affecting freedom of expression and laws that protect competing interests:  defamation, privacy and the administration of justice.

Patrick McCafferty KC, a media law specialist, will provide a brief commentary.

Light refreshments will be served following the presentation.

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