Media publishers and broadcasters receive legal threats every day of the year. They are regularly threatened with defamation actions and are sued often. They face contempt of court allegations, injunction applications, attacks on journalists and their sources, requests to remove or edit content, and even threats to their safety.

Macpherson Kelley is the firm the media comes to when they face a crisis. We have one of the largest and most experienced dedicated media teams in Australia. We understand journalists and their editors often need urgent advice to deal with the immediate problems and looming news publication deadlines. We are known for providing quality legal advice and high calibre strategic thinking to deal with those issues, particularly on short notice.

Our lawyers are available 24/7 for urgent prepublication queries. Our advice has the potential to shape the content of news published and consumed by millions of Australians daily.


we advise media clients across all areas of expertise, in particular:
breach of confidence claims
contempt of court
freedom of information requests
opposing suppression order applications
prepublication advice
protecting journalist sources
urgent injunctions
vilification complaints