Pahuja v TCN Channel Nine Pty Limited (No 2) [2016] NSWSC 1074

DEFAMATION – defence of justification – application by plaintiff to have parts of defence struck out – whether particulars taken at their highest capable of establishing truth of imputations – principles relating to the provision of particulars in civil cases
PROCEDURE – obligation not to use a discovered document otherwise than for the purposes of the conduct of the proceedings without leave of the court – defamation action arising out of broadcast featuring secretly-recorded meeting between plaintiff, a migration agent and the agent’s client allegedly made with the cooperation of the agent and without the knowledge or consent of the plaintiff or the client – where migration agent also a solicitor – application by plaintiff for leave to provide recording to Legal Services Commission for purpose of investigation of a complaint against the solicitor

Matthew Richardson appeared for TCN Channel Nine