DJA has extensive experience advising regional, national and international news media outlets on matters related to free expression, publication advice, defamation claims, copyright issues and privacy matters. Working with reporters, editors and senior management dealing with publication deadlines, we help news outlets publish important stories in the public interest.

Our top-ranked counsel have decades of experience defending the public’s right to court openness and to access state records.  We work to uphold free expression rights before all levels of court in British Columbia and at the Supreme Court of Canada.

Our lawyers also act for individuals or companies involved in claims for defamation or injurious falsehood and have experience in applications brought under British Columbia’s anti-SLAAP statute, the Protection of Public Participation Act, S.B.C. 2019, c. 3.

Lexpert® and Best Lawyers™ have recognized Scott Dawson in the areas of defamation and media law, with Best Lawyers naming Scott its lawyer of the year in Vancouver in those areas in 2015, 2018 and 2023.

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