Richard signed the bar roll in 2003 and has an established practice in general commercial law with expertise in:
Some examples of reported cases include:
Wills and Estates
Applications for and interpretation of Costs Orders
Solicitor Client Disputes / Costs Disputes
From 2010 to 2012, Richard took leave from the bar to take up the position of Risk Manager at the Legal Practitioners Liability Committee (the LPLC), the leading professional indemnity insurer of Australian lawyers. In this role Richard assisted solicitors and barristers in managing the risks of practice. This involved talking to insured solicitors, reviewing and analysing claims data, helping to deliver a comprehensive education program, authoring various publications, monitoring how changes to the substantive law or practice in general may effect risks and claims. In particular, Richard was responsible for educating practitioners about the new personal property securities regime. He thereby gained a great deal of practical knowledge about the new PPS regime and developed relationships and a reputation with the various other experts in this area.
Below is a sample of other matters in which Richard has advised or acted and successfully resolved via mediation or in unreported decisions:
Prior to coming to the Bar, Richard: