Slade Waterhouse Lawyers – Defamation Experts

Defamation is one of the most, complex and demanding areas of the law in the western world. Most lawyers have only a very limited understanding of how to make, or to defend, a claim in that area of the law. It really does call for specialised legal advice.

Slade Waterhouse Lawyers have the skills, the knowledge and the experience to provide you with quality legal advice, assistance and representation in defamation claims.  We also work closely with barristers who we know specialise in defamation and are at the top of their field, giving you confidence that you have the best available representation. 

Our Brisbane based lawyers have represented plaintiffs and defendants in courts in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. 

If you need expert legal advice, assistance or representation for matters related to Defamation, then you need Slade Waterhouse Lawyers. Call (07) 3839 9834 and find out how our experienced legal team can help you today.

If you are just at the stage of looking for reliable information about defamation, including some of the more common defences, then visit www.defamationbarrister.com.au.


Testimonials (just some of them!)

Slade Waterhouse Lawyers pride themselves in providing exceptional client service to every client, every time. As a boutique firm, we are able to offer a personalised service to each client compared to larger firms. We understand the stress that legal disputes can create and we endeavor to seek justice for our clients, while practicing ethically and professionally. Below are just some of the responses we have received from our grateful clients and colleagues.

Email from “Liz” (dated 6/8/2019):

“In 2017, a defamation claim was made against me. Although I had some training in media law as part of my journalism qualification, navigating the complexities of defamation law and the court processes involved, was daunting and rather stressful. I did not know who to turn to. I called several lawyers about my predicament without much success.

Luckily, I picked up the phone and spoke to an excellent defamation barrister who put me in touch with Jarna Nelson.

That phone call heralded the beginning of an eighteen month journey of getting to know each other and gaining each other’s trust. Jarna was thorough in leaving no stone unturned with the material I presented to her and it soon became apparent that the values of honesty, integrity and attention to detail that I value so dearly were mutually shared.

Throughout the entire legal process, Jarna treated me as an equal, and patiently answered every question I had, no matter how trivial. She was also fantastically organized – which alleviated my stress levels to no end. Our communications were always honest and transparent – this combined with Jarna’s eye for detail and legal expertise delivered us an excellent outcome.

Defamation is one area of law that requires expert legal advice. I recommend Jarna Nelson as one of the best defamation lawyers in Queensland.

Thanks for everything Jarna!

Email from client (dated 2/1/2018):

Every now and then in life, something happens to restore your faith in the kindness and decency of fellow human beings.
Last year was one of those times.
We had a Win! Justice prevailed and a very special human being defended my complex matter and restored my faith in the legal system
I would like to take this opportunity to Thank Sladewaterhouse Lawyers and in particular Jarna Nelson.
My experience with them was nothing but exemplary
Jarna displayed Professionalism, Compassion and Empathy at all times.
I have no hessitation in recommending them for a positive experience

Donna (last name withheld for privacy)

Email from client (dated 4/1/2016):

Dear Jarna

I wish to express my gratitude for your time and for the legal advice you have provided for me today. I never thought anyone would accept me in spite of my personal and financial circumstances.

I will be forever grateful to you for taking away my stress and restored my confidence right after our meeting. I have been crying for justice since last year in which I do not know how, when and where to start.

Your legal knowledge and encouragement were something that solve my worries.

I will tell this beautiful story about you to my 2 children (14 & 9 years old).

Once again, from the bottom of my heart thank you very much.

Facebook post from client ( dated 5/11/2015):

Finally the end of one exhausting battle due to the skills of one experienced Australian lawyer – Jarna Nelson at Slade Waterhouse Lawyers! Thank you

Email from client (dated 29/10/2015):


Thankyou very much for yesterday. Could you please also let Frank [Frank Walsh, Barrister] know how much I appreciate his efforts of yesterday. Both of you made the day a lot less stressful than it could have been.

It was a huge relief to be represented and supported in the honest and considerate way you both did. Thankyou! Thankyou! Thankyou!

Testimonial posted on linked in (dated 2/6/2015):

Jarna has been a pleasure to do business with. She is the most ethical and passionate legal professional i have had the privilege of working with. Her vast Legal knowledge and excellent professionalism has certainly been second to none!

I strongly Recommend Jarna and Alex Nelson for any Legal needs you may have.