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Kevin is a dispute resolution lawyer specialising in Australian media law.
He advises media and technology companies in relation to defamation, privacy, legislative restrictions, broadcast regulation, copyright, contractual matters and trade practices. He advises on general commercial litigation matters in various courts and tribunals.
The 2019 edition of the Asia Pacific Legal 500 lists Kevin listed as a leading individual in media and entertainment where he is described as having “years of experience, commercial nous and a healthy dose of common sense”. Chambers and Partners 2019 ranks Kevin as a notable practitioner – “an experienced and extremely capable lawyer who takes a very commercial approach to his matters”. Kevin was profiled in Lawyer's Weekly as one of the "senior heavyweights in media law". He is a member of the Communication and Media Lawyers Association and International Media Lawyers Association.
Kevin has extensive in-house experience. Whilst Acting Corporate Counsel at a commercial television network, he advised General Counsel and executives on matters related to intellectual property, contracts, litigation, legislative compliance, privacy, transactions and human resources.
Kevin has published on media and technology subjects including in LexisNexis Internet Law Bulletin and Privacy Law Bulletin. He presented a paper on 'Libel Tourism' at the New York State Bar Association Fall Conference.
Kevin also advises clients in the tertiary and training sector in these dealings with regulatory bodies.
Defamation proceedings brought by Rebel Wilson over publications in Woman's Day, NW, Women's Weekly and OK Magazine, including successful Court of Appeal and High Court proceedings.
Defending the copyright proceedings brought by the artist Vladas Meskenas, featuring the world's first litigated claim in relation to Moral Rights.
Acted in relation to defence of landmark defamation proceedings brought by Joseph Gutnick in the Supreme Court of Victoria and High Court of Australia.
Responding to defamation proceedings brought by Milorad Trkulja in the Supreme Court of Victoria and Dr Janet Duffy in the South Australian Supreme Court.
Defending defamation proceedings brought by sports nutritionist Sean Carolan.
Advising clients in relation to legal issues arising from advertising including industry specific legislation and trade practices concerns.
Appearances for conglomeration of print and electronic media as unrelated parties in opposing suppression orders in various courts, tribunals and inquests.
Acting for leading Australian business and management school in responding to allegations that it has mislead its regulator, TEQSA and in the ensuing re-registration challenges.
Representing various training colleges in the face of threatened de-registration as a result of audit findings and non-compliance with applicable standards.
Ranked as a leading Media lawyer
Recognised as a leading lawyer in the area of Media and Entertainment
Kevin Lynch is an "outstanding lawyer for defamation and contempt matters."
Listed as a leading lawyer in Litigation
It is opportune to review the reforms and consider their implications for corporate transactional activity in the media sector.
Social media, and its ease of use and wide-ranging application - combined with the ability of users to instantaneously disseminate information - has brought difficulties and challenges for businesses.