Trial reports    February 4, 2024

Bruce Lehrmann v Network Ten Pty Limited & Anor

Federal Court ... Submissions in reply released in proceedings brought by Bruce Lehrmann against Network Ten and Lisa Wilkinson ... Lehrmann rejects submissions he should receive only nominal damages if it is established sexual intercourse with Brittany Higgins took place ... Network Ten submits attack on integrity of witness disqualifies Lehrmann from entitlement to damages ... Courts Editor Stephen Murray reports ... more

 

Trial reports    January 7, 2024

Bruce Lehrmann v Network Ten Pty Limited & Anor

Federal Court ... Written closing submissions from parties in Lehrmann proceedings are released ... Counsel for Lehrmann claim he is entitled to substantial damages even if sexual intercourse established ... Counsel for Network Ten submit denials of sexual intercourse amounts to "wicked" conduct ... Counsel for Lisa Wilkinson submit absence of consent or recklessness ... Courts Editor Stephen Murray reports ... more

 

Trial reports    December 22, 2023

Bruce Lehrmann v Network Ten Pty Limited & Anor

Federal Court ... Twenty first day of hearings in proceedings brought by former staffer Bruce Lehrmann against Network Ten and Lisa Wilkinson ... Steven Whybrow SC addresses justification case ... Matthew Richardson SC addresses other defences ... Sue Chrysanthou SC makes submissions in reply ... Judgment reserved ... Courts Editor Stephen Murray reports ... more

 

Trial reports    December 21, 2023

Bruce Lehrmann v Network Ten Pty Limited & Anor

Federal Court ... Twentieth day of hearing in proceedings brought by former staffer Bruce Lehrmann against Network Ten and Lisa Wilkinson ... Closing submissions from Dr Matt Collins KC and Sue Chrysanthou SC ... Counsel urge finding that sexual intercourse took place ... Courts Editor Stephen Murray reports ... more

 

Trial reports    December 20, 2023

Bruce Lehrmann v Network Ten Pty Limited & Anor

Federal Court ... Eighteenth and nineteenth days of hearing in proceedings brought by former staffer Bruce Lehrmann against Network Ten and Lisa Wilkinson ... Former chief of staff to Senator Linda Reynolds, Fiona Brown, faces cross-examination ... Delayed broadcast of evidence ... Courts Editor Stephen Murray reports ... more

 

Trial reports    December 19, 2023

Bruce Lehrmann v Network Ten Pty Limited & Anor

Federal Court ... Nineteenth day of hearings in proceedings brought by former staffer Bruce Lehrmann against Network Ten and Lisa Wilkinson ... Evidence from forensic lip reader, Tim Reedy ... Gives evidence of woman being plied with drinks ... Justice Michael Lee admits evidence ... Courts Editor Stephen Murray reports ... more

 

Trial reports    December 18, 2023

Bruce Lehrmann v Network Ten Pty Limited & Anor

Federal Court ... Eighteenth day of evidence in proceedings brought by former staffer Bruce Lehrmann against Network Ten and Lisa Wilkinson ... Court hears from Queensland MP Sam O'Connor ... News executive Peter Meakin faces cross-examination ... Chris Bendall, executive producer, gives evidence ... Toxicologist provides expert evidence ... Courts Editor Stephen Murray reports ... more

 

Trial reports    December 15, 2023

Bruce Lehrmann v Network Ten Pty Limited & Anor

Federal Court ... Seventeenth day of hearing in proceedings brought by former staffer Bruce Lehrmann against Network Ten and Lisa Wilkinson ... Wilkinson faces second day of cross-examination ... Wilkinson pressed on text scathing of minister in Question Time ... Courts Editor Stephen Murray reports ... more

 

Trial reports    December 14, 2023

Bruce Lehrmann v Network Ten Pty Limited & Anor

Federal Court ... Sixteenth day of hearing in proceedings brought by Bruce Lehrmann against Network Ten and Lisa Wilkinson ... Wilkinson gives evidence ... Undergoes cross-examination by Matthew Richardson SC ... Talk of systemic cover up and reading between the lines ... Courts Editor Stephen Murray reports ... more

 

Trial reports    December 13, 2023

Bruce Lehrmann v Network Ten Pty Limited & Anor

Federal Court ... Fifteenth day of hearing in proceedings brought by Bruce Lehrmann against Network Ten and Lisa Wilkinson ... The Project's producer Angus Llewellyn continues giving evidence in cross-examination ... Pressed on supposed inconsistencies, timing of requests for responses ... Courts Editor Stephen Murray reports ... more

 

Trial reports    December 12, 2023

Bruce Lehrmann v Network Ten Pty Limited & Anor

Federal Court ... Fourteenth day of proceedings commenced by Bruce Lehrmann against Network Ten and Lisa Wilkinson ... Respondents commence evidence on qualified privilege case ... Angus Llewellyn, producer on The Project, faces cross-examination ... Secret recordings played ... Courts Editor Stephen Murray reports ... more

 

Trial reports    December 11, 2023

Bruce Lehrmann v Network Ten Pty Limited & Anor

Federal Court ... Thirteenth day of proceedings in action brought by Bruce Lehrmann against Network Ten and Lisa Wilkinson ... Two Federal agents give evidence ... Defence liaison officer gives evidence ... Court hears from Brittany Higgins' mother, father, and father's partner ... Courts Editor Stephen Murray reports ... more