Richard is a senior litigator. He was a partner at the firm from 1986 to 2023, and formerly headed the dispute resolution department.

Richard acts on a wide range of commercial disputes for many of the firm's major corporate, local authority and private individual clients. His experience includes banking, contract, insurance, professional liability, company and securities, insolvency, negligence, trust and property litigation.

Richard is also experienced in arbitration and mediation. He actively seeks cost-effective, practical, and innovative strategies and solutions to disputes.

Richard is a member of the Association of Dispute Resolvers (LEADR).

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2024
Dispute Resolution

Leading Lawyer (Senior Statespeople)

Asia Pacific Legal 500 2024
Dispute Resolution

Leading Lawyer

Who's Who Legal Australia & New Zealand 2022
Commercial Litigation

Leading Practitioner

Legal 500 Private Practice 2022

Arbitration Power List

Work Highlights

Bringing and defending claims for breach of contract (including warranties and misrepresentation) in numerous commercial contexts.

Compensation claims in respect of a number of significant Public Works Act land acquisitions.

Various trust and partnership disputes, including equitable claims for breaches of fiduciary and trustee obligations.

Commercial rent review arbitrations.

Tax avoidance litigation concerning a variety of cross-border structured finance transactions.

Bringing and defending negligence claims against auditors, and a variety of other professionals.

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