Richard’s practice is focused on Domestic Building Law and Bankruptcy Law. He was a member of the committee of the Building Dispute Practitioners’ Society (BDPS) from 2005 until 2014 and he is a member of the Australian Restructuring Insolvency and Turnaround Association (ARITA).
He appears in VCAT, the Magistrates’ Court, the County Court, the Federal Circuit Court, the Supreme Court and the Federal Court. He has represented parties in mediations on numerous occasions.
Richard investigates disputes, drafts witness statements and affidavits, provides advice and draws pleadings in complex matters. He organises information, prepares Court Books and Tribunal books and drafts letters of instruction to experts.
He is focused on advocacy technique at hearings and mediations and on effective preparation and economic efficiency in litigation. He favours an innovative approach.
Richard has a broad foundation as an advocate having appeared in cases in most areas of practice. In 2001 to 2002 he worked overseas as an International Corporate Lawyer. He has taught Business Law as well as Building Law.