John-Paul Cashen is recognised as one of Australia's most prominent media lawyers, with extensive experience in all aspects of media law. He is a specialist in defamation, contempt of court, suppression, privilege, breach of confidence, freedom of information, urgent injunctions and racial vilification claims.
John-Paul is a lawyer who always puts his clients first. Understanding that in litigation most clients are going through challenging times, John-Paul ensures his clients know they are in good hands and can be confident in the advice they are being provided.
John-Paul’s passion for his clients and their work comes from understanding the important role the media plays in society. His deep knowledge of the laws they operate under puts him in the right position to be able to defend media outlets and journalists when their right to free speech is challenged.
He acts for high profile media organisations including News Corp, Channel Nine, Nine-Fairfax newspapers, SBS Australia and Harper Collins. He provides daily prepublication advice on an urgent basis to editors and newsrooms across the country, making difficult and high stakes editorial decisions at all times of the day and night, seven days a week on a 24/7 basis.