GOLDSMITHS LAWYERSQuality legal advice with more than 30 years experience
Goldsmiths Lawyers is a boutique law firm specialising in limited areas of law. It does not undertake work outside of those areas. By focusing on those specific areas of law, it is able to provide prompt and high quality, professional advice.
Goldsmiths Lawyers was established in 1984. It has offices in Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney, which facilitates the conduct of matters throughout the country.
Goldsmiths Lawyers is primarily a litigation and commercial law firm, specialising in media and defamation litigation, customs and trade law, both litigation and commercial, travel, tourism and hospitality law and general commercial litigation. Goldsmiths Lawyers also has a quite significant international practice, and as part of which immigration advice is often sought.
Goldsmiths Lawyers have also acted in numerous matters involving Associations. There is an increasing number of disputes between members of Associations and Goldsmiths Lawyers are retained to advise and assist in both commercial matters and litigation relating to Associations. That applies to both incorporated Associations and unincorporated ones.
The firm prides itself on providing a prompt and professional service.
ABC talks to Barrie Goldsmith about the recent judgment in Peter Dutton’s defamation case against refugee advocate Shane Bazzi
25 Nov 2021
Our Barrie Goldsmith was interviewed by Annie Gaffney of the ABC for the Thursday 26 November 2021 edition of Drive radio show. The interview followed the Federal Court’s judgment in Peter Dutton’s defamation case against refugee advocate Shane Bazzi over a tweet that accused Mr Dutton of being “a rape apologist”. To hear Barrie’s thoughts on the Dutton case as well as how the area of defamation law is evolving within Australia.
Drive with Annie Gaffney: November 25
New York Times Story: Missing Apostrophe in Facebook Post Lands a Man in Defamation Court
Barrie’s expertise in the area of defamation law has been recognised by the New York Times as they sought his comments in their recent article about defamation law in Australia and the United States.
Recent Federal Court Decision
FEDERAL COURT OF AUSTRALIA
Seven Consulting Pty Ltd v Google LLC  FCA 203 – Preliminary discovery against Google
Being defamed by anonymous reviewers is a common problem. Getting any information voluntarily from Google is also a common problem and usually, it will not provide any user information without a Court order. The process of obtaining the relevant and necessary order is a detailed and precise one.
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Goldsmiths Lawyers, a boutique law firm, prides itself on providing a personal, professional and prompt service. It is able to do that by specialising in the limited areas of law in which the firm practices.
We offer an extensive range of legal services specialising in media and defamation litigation, customs and trade law, both in terms of litigation and commercial arrangements, travel and tourism law and general commercial litigation.
During recent years, Goldsmiths Lawyers have been retained to act in connection with an increasing number of disputes involving Associations.
Please note that the firm of Goldsmiths Lawyers was acquired as from 1 July 2021 by Rostron Carlyle Rojas Lawyers. Barrie Goldsmith, who has specialised in commercial litigation, defamation, immigration, and trade & customs law for 40 years, continues to work for the firm as Special Counsel. You can read more about the acquisition at the following link.