Our People

George Newhouse

George Newhouse is the principal solicitor of Centennial Lawyers and is best known for his extensive work in fighting for justice for the mentally ill, LGBTI Australians, refugees, prisoners, asylum seekers, youth detainees, and First Nations Peoples. In addition to his expertise in social justice law, A/Prof Newhouse specialises in defamation, privacy, reputation management, negligence, property, and planning law. He is an Adjunct Professor at Macquarie University where he teaches law and is also the chapter editor of  Thomson Reuters The Laws of Australia: Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders – Civil Justice Issues.

Duncan Fine

Duncan Fine has been a lawyer for over 30 years and is also a published author, journalist, playwright, media advisor and social commentator. His legal career started working on Aboriginal land claims in the Northern Territory. He has also spent time in one of Sydney’s top law firms specialising in defamation law and has also worked for the Aboriginal Legal Service in Sydney. He then was accepted into the Directors Studios course at NIDA and subsequently launched a career in theatre, film and television. He has also worked as an advisor for the Lord Mayor of Sydney.

Since 2015 he has worked as Special Counsel for Centennial Lawyers, and has successfully run high profile defamation cases in the NSW Supreme Court, the Victorian Supreme Court, the NSW District Court and the Federal Court. Duncan is also currently a regular opinion columnist for Fairfax/Nine newspapers.