Justin Quill is one of Australia’s most experienced media law practitioners, practising exclusively in the area for 24 years.
Justin is highly sought after by high profile media entities for urgent advice on significant matters. He is also extremely well regarded as a litigator and a strategic thinker. Justin is a regular columnist for Australia’s largest newspaper, the Herald Sun and is called on for appearance work as an expert commentator.
Justin specialises in defamation, contempt of court, suppression orders, urgent injunctions, confidential information claims, freedom of information requests, journalists’ sources, prepublication advice, defending breach of legislation claims and racial vilification claims.
He provides advice to most of Australia’s largest media organisations – helping them to mitigate risk when publishing and fighting court actions like defamation or contempt of court claims. He is available 24/7 for prepublication advice on a full range of mediums (print, online, television and radio) and gives advice across the country meaning he is familiar with laws in other jurisdictions.
Justin’s clients include both Australian newspaper publishers – News Corporation and Fairfax, all three commercial television networks in Australia (Channels Seven, Nine and Ten), national radio stations, AFL Media and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
His passion for free speech motivates him to work hard for his clients and his love of the subject means he has developed a deep understanding of the importance of his clients’ right to publish. This makes him the choice of high profile clients and organisations when these principles and livelihoods are at stake.
Justin has been recognised by his peers in Best Lawyers in Australia as a leading lawyer in the area of Defamation and Media Law (2017 – 2022) and Alternative Dispute Resolution (2022). He has also been recognised in Doyle’s Guide as a leading (2013, 2015 – 2017, 2019 – 2021) and recommended (2018) lawyer in Technology, Media and Telecommunications and a recommended lawyer (2016) in Copyright & Soft IP in Victoria.