Kevin Lynch Partner

Meet Kevin

Kevin is a dispute resolution lawyer specialising in Australian media and information technology 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.

Kevin also advises clients in the tertiary and training sector in these dealings with regulatory bodies.

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.

Asia Pacific Legal 500 2017 identified Kevin as a Leading Lawyer in Media and Entertainment, describing him as an "outstanding lawyer for defamation and contempt matters". In 2013 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 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.

Experience

Media and Technology Property

Bauer Media Pty Ltd

Responding to defamation proceedings brought by Rebel Wilson over publications in Woman's Day, NW, Women's Weekly and OK Magazine.

Bauer Magazines

Defending the copyright proceedings brought by the artist Vladas Meskenas, featuring the world's first claim and verdict in relation to Moral Rights.

Dow Jones & Co Inc

Acted in relation to defence of landmark defamation proceedings brought by Joseph Gutnick in the Supreme Court of Victoria and High Court of Australia.

Microsoft Inc and Yahoo! Inc

Responding to defamation proceedings brought by Milorad Trkulja in Supreme Court of Victoria and Dr Janet Duffy in South Australian Supreme Court.

'Roosters' Eastern Suburbs District Rugby League Football Club

defending defamation proceedings brought by sports nutritionalist Sean Carolan.

Other

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.

Tertiary and Training Sector

Leading Australian business and management school

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.

Training colleges

Representing various training colleges in the face of threatened de-registration as a result of audit findings and non-compliance with applicable standards.

Recognition

Ranked as a leading Media lawyer
Chambers Asia Pacific 2019
Ranked as a leading Media lawyer
Chambers Asia Pacific, 2018
Recognised as a leading lawyer in the area of Media and Entertainment
Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2017-2018
Kevin Lynch is an "outstanding lawyer for defamation and contempt matters."
Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2017
Listed as a leading lawyer in Litigation
Best Lawyers Australia, 2019

Career & qualifications

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts, Australian National University
  • Bachelor of Laws, Australian National University
  • Master of Laws (Media, Communications and IT Law), University of NSW

Memberships

  • Communication and Media Lawyers Association
  • International Media Lawyers Association
  • Media Law Resource Centre

 

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