Richard has practised in Queensland since his admission in 1986 predominantly in the fields of administrative law, probity and procurement, property law and trusts law.

Richard’s experience includes:

Richard has acted for a number of government agencies in many varied administrative and public law matters including testing the scope of legislative provisions in court, defending judicial review applications, prosecution of disciplinary charges and regulatory offences, defending administrative decision making and advising on media responses, applications to access documents under FOI and RTI legislation, and the formulation and drafting of policies and procedures.

Richard is also an accredited probity practitioner on the Queensland Government QGCPO835-10 Panel for Probity Advisors and Auditors and has acted as probity advisor for a number of Queensland Government Departments on large scale procurements.

Richard’s commercial experience has had a particular emphasis on property related transactions. Richard heads the firm’s property group which acts for owners of commercial premises in Brisbane and regional areas of Queensland, shopping centre owners, property developers, retirement village operators and also a publicly listed company with leasing requirements in all parts of Australia.

Richard also assists business owners and individuals to develop effective estate and business succession plans so as to effectively pass wealth to the next generation including the use of trusts to create tax effective structures and protect assets from claims by creditors and protect vulnerable beneficiaries.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws, 1985.
  • Admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland, 1986.
  • Entered on the roll of practitioners of the High Court of Australia, 1993.

Affiliations

  • Queensland Law Society.
  • Honorary Solicitor, Oxley Golf Club.