Media law

Wilson Harle's media law practice includes acting for clients in bringing and defending defamation claims, as well as advising and representing media organisations. The firm's experience includes:

  • Acted for the owner of a television network in restraining another network's infringement of copyright relating to broadcasts of the Rugby World Cup 2007. (Media Works NZ Ltd v Sky Television Network Ltd, HC Auckland, CIV-2007-404-5674, 18/9/07, Winkelmann J.)
  • Acted for the publisher of the New Zealand Herald in striking out a claim for contribution in defamation proceedings. (Osmose New Zealand v Wakeling [2007] 1 NZLR 841.)
  • Acted for a major New Zealand newspaper in challenging an injunction to prevent the publication of a book concerning the conduct of the opposition political party. (Brash v Doe, HC Wellington, CIV-2006-485-2605, 16/11/06, MacKenzie J.)