Richard’s practice is centred on strata title, community title and residential building law. He also has a rich history of practicing across many different areas of law, including administrative law, broadcasting and television law, migration law and commercial litigation. This is useful, because strata schemes and community associations may need advice on a surprising range of issues, including meeting procedure, defamation, use of listening devices, land and environment law and others. Richard’s areas of law all involve people: lot owners (singly or as members of a scheme or association), home owners, strata managers, builders and more. Richard never forgets that client needs come first.
Richard has appeared in all major courts in New South Wales, the New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal, the Federal Court and the Commonwealth Administrative Appeals Tribunal.
Richard’s appointments as a Senior Member of two Tribunals have given him insight into the expectations of decision makers, and his time at the Australian Law Reform Commission taught him that law is always capable of improvement.
Richard has a Bachelor of Arts from Griffith University and a Graduate Bachelor of Law from the University of New South Wales. He has lectured at university level in a number of subjects, and written a range of papers and articles on legal issues. He is always happy to speak at conferences and seminars dealing with legal issues.