Peter Bartlett
Partner, Melbourne
Working with a team that leads the media reputational protection field in Australia and internationally, I thrive on challenges.

Every day throws up a different issue. It could involve providing around-the-clock pre publication advice to mainstream and online media; advising corporate and government clients on reputational issues; or managing threats of litigation from some of the best lawyers in the country, as well as the litigation itself. In each case, I always aim to minimise the damage clients are exposed to.

It is a privilege to be involved in many of the high-profile stories that break daily. Increasingly, social media issues are becoming central – and time is of the essence.

Career highlights

  • Had our team ranked Tier 1 in every international directory
  • Acted for leading mainstream and online publishers in Australia and internationally, including defending defamation cases for Fairfax Media Limited
  • Domain – defended claims of misleading and deceptive conduct brought by
  • Qantas Group – worked on a large volume of deep vein thrombosis cases against the airline in the highest courts in Australia, the UK, and the US.
  • Served on the MinterEllison Board for more than 20 years and was elected Chair
  • Chaired and served on many boards related to government and the media
  • Currently serving as Treasurer of the International Bar Association