Thomson Geer confirms role in Bruce Lehrmann defamation suit

The firm helped secure a positive outcome for Network Ten

Thomson Geer confirms role in Bruce Lehrmann defamation suit

Thomson Geer has confirmed its role in the recently concluded Bruce Lehrmann defamation case, where it helped secure a positive outcome for Network Ten.

The team working on this transaction was spearheaded by partner Marlia Saunders.

“Defamation cases are complex and difficult. We are pleased that our client's truth defence succeeded and that Brittany Higgins' account of what happened to her was upheld on the balance of probabilities”, she said.

Saunders received support from senior associate Conor O'Beirne, associate Amelia CausleyTodd and lawyer Sophie Meixner, who was once a reporter for ABC. Barristers Dr Matthew Collins KC and Tim Senior were briefed to act on behalf of Network Ten as well.

Saunders has been with Thomson Geer for two years, since she made the jump from News Corp,  where she was senior litigation counsel. Additionally, she helped Alliance for Journalists' Freedom to draft a proposed Media Freedom Act pro bono.

 

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