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Areas of Practice

  • Administrative Law
  • Commercial
  • Contract
  • Corporations
  • Defamation
  • Employment
  • Freedom of Information
  • Insurance
  • Media
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property
  • Torts
  • Trade Practices


Richard came to the Bar in 1996 and took silk in 2013.

He has extensive experience in complex litigation concerning many aspects of the law including commercial, civil, administrative, industrial and common law.

Richard has acted for clients in:

  • restraint, breach of confidence and breach of fiduciary/statutory duties proceedings in the Supreme and Federal Courts;
  • lease, franchise, insurance and breach of contract proceedings in the Supreme Court, including the New South Wales Supreme Court;
  • disciplinary actions concerning legal and health care providers;
  • industrial actions in the Federal Court and the Fair Work Commission;
  • common law proceedings, including defamation and personal injury;
  • class actions and representative actions in the Supreme and Federal Courts; and
  • Victorian Parliamentary Inquires and Royal Commissions.

The class actions and representative actions include the:

  • Willmott class action (for a firm of solicitors upon the settlement approval);
  • Manus Island detainee class action (for a third party);
  • Grevillea Youth Justice Precinct (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) representative action (for the State)
  • Murrindindi-Marysville bushfire class action (for the plaintiff);
  • Bonsoy class action (for a defendant);
  • abalone class action (for the plaintiff); and
  • Occupy Melbourne representative action (for the Council).

The inquiries and Royal Commissions include the:

  • Inquiry into Allegations made against the Auditor General (for the Auditor General);
  • Fiskville Inquiry (for a witness);
  • Hazelwood Mine Fire Board of Inquiry (for the State);
  • Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption (for a union); and
  • Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse (for a witness).


Richard is a member of the Dever List Committee.

From 12 Feb 2009, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.


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