Christian Porter defamation case: leading barristers could earn $20,000 a day in ‘trial of the century’

Christian Porter defamation case: leading barristers could earn $20,000 a day in ‘trial of the century’

The Guardian

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As the attorney general takes on the ABC the stakes will be high, and the legal fees could be even higher, running into the millions of dollars

A cabinet minister sues the public broadcaster and one of its star journalists after an explosive story. Two legal teams that could cost millions of dollars are assembled for battle. And Sydney, arguably the defamation capital of the world, is chosen as the arena.

Perhaps it is little wonder that Charles Christian Porter v the ABC is already being dubbed the “defamation trial of the century”, despite the case being months away from any court hearings, let alone a trial.

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