Parisa was called to the Bar in 2016 and has a diverse practice in a range of Courts and Tribunals, including the Federal Court, the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal, the NSW Supreme Court and the NSW District and Local Courts.

Parisa has a diverse practice in a range of Courts and Tribunals, including the Federal Court, the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal, the NSW Supreme Court and the NSW District and Local Courts.

Areas of Practice:

Administrative Law
Commercial Law
Communications/Media Law
Contracts Law
Criminal Law
Defamation Law
Family Provisions
Property Law
Trade Practices and Competition

Recent Papers

Defamation Damages under the New Legislation (2020)

Does the s 26 contextual truth defence have any practical utility in light of the authorities?: (2019) 47 Aust Bar Rev 284

This article considers the defence of contextual truth by comparing the applications of s 16 of the Defamation Act 1974 (NSW) and s 26 of the Defamation Act 2005 (NSW). The article indicates that the wording of s 26 has given rise to difficulties of construction and consequently its application. Therefore, it is arguable that s 26 does not meet its objective which is ‘precluding plaintiffs from taking relatively minor imputations out of their context within a substantially true publication’.

Professional Memberships

Member, New South Wales Bar Association
Committee Member, NSW Young Lawyers, Communications, Entertainment and Technology Law
Committee Member, NSW Young Lawyers, Civil Litigation
Committee Member, NSW Young Lawyers, Criminal Law
Committee Member, NSW Young Lawyers, Family Law

Select Cases

• Regina v AB [2017] NSWCCA 88 Bathurst CJ, R A Hulme J and Beech-Jones J (led by Michael Finnane QC)
• APD15 v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection & anor FC Appeal 2017 Perram J
• APD15 v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection & anor 2017 FCC (unreported) Street J
• Zhu v Sergi FCC Adelaide (7 March 2017) Heffernan J
• Jenny Tena v Sandra Dawn Summers [2016] NSWSC (unreported) Hallen J (led by John Shaw)
• The Estate of Hertslet; Richard John William d’Apice Administrator of the late John Leo Hertslet [2016] NSWSC 1240 Slattery J (led by Michael Finanne QC)
Miller v Overseas Newspaper [2017] NSWSC 1350 McCallum J
• Hradavec v Media Today Pty Ltd [2017] DCNSW Gibson J
• Lake Maintenance (NSW) Pty Ltd v Bone [2017] NSWSC 758 Davies J

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