Recent Cases

Centennial Lawyers are experienced defamation practitioners. Our recent high profile successes include:

Quaden and Yarraka Bayles

In 2020 Centennial Lawyers were proud to act for Quaden Bayles and his mother, Yarraka in a defamation case in the Federal Court against Nationwide News (Newscorp) and Miranda Devine after Ms Devine published a number of tweets about the Bayles family.

Many thanks to Duncan, George and the terrific team at Centennial Lawyers who were an absolute pleasure to work with and far exceeded expectation as they went above and beyond to ensure a successful outcome.
Yarraka Bayles

Centennial Lawyers Director George Newhouse with Yarraka Bayles, Quaden Bayles and friends.

Nova Peris

Centennial Lawyers achieved an impressive result for ex-Senator and Olympic Gold medallist Nova Peris in a well-publicised defamation case brought in the Supreme Court of Victoria after a segment broadcast on Channel Ten’s morning program.

I have had Centennial Lawyers look after my legal needs on several matters including defamation, contract law and sports law cases. I have the utmost respect for George Newhouse, Duncan Fine and their stellar team around them, hence exclusively using their services for all my dealings, and referring to them in conversations I have, as my lawyers.

George and Duncan seem to have an innate understanding of Aboriginal people and this is evident particularly with George and the social justice projects he involves himself in. They both are great allies of Aboriginal people. I have no hesitation recommending George and Duncan from Centennial Lawyers.
Nova Peris OAM OLY

Alice Voigt

Centennial Lawyers acted for Alice Voigt in a defamation case that received a lot of media attention in 2019-20. Ms Voigt was sued in the NSW District Court after posting a comment on a Rose Bay Community FaceBook page. This was a very difficult case but we achieved a very strong result.