Nicholas Pullen

Nicholas Pullen is highly regarded for his specialist expertise in the media, social media and communications sector. His main focus provides clients with advice in defamation, privacy, consumer law, advertising, information technology and intellectual property matters.

Nicholas acts for a range of media organisations and individuals, especially in the entertainment, television, radio, print, online publishing and advertising industries. He is also active in other industries requiring expertise in knowledge management and in the protection or exploitation of IP and data.

Nicholas continues to be named in Best Lawyers™ Australia for Defamation and Media Law and Entertainment Law. Doyle’s Guide and Chambers names Nicholas as a “recommended” lawyer for Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law in Victoria.


Nicholas’ experience includes advising:

  • Geoffrey Rush conducting successful landmark defamation action on behalf of Mr Rush in the Federal Court and on appeal to the Federal Full Court
  • Channel 9 conducting applications and managing litigation for the Underbelly trials in Victoria;
  • in relation to dismissing defamation claims for ebooks made available by the online retailer;
  • Derryn Hinch in relation to High Court proceedings involving contempt action;
  • Sam the Koala (Victorian Bushfires icon) in relation to managing all local and international media, merchandising and other IP rights for animal shelter charity;
  • Network Ten on producing weekday national television program;
  • Federal and State Politicians concerning media related issues; and
  • Various book publishers, TV programs, online and newspaper proprietors concerning pre-publication advice.

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