Position: Associate Director
Practice Area: Family Law
Education & Qualifications: Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Australian National University, Juris Doctor, University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Science (Physics), University of Melbourne, BA (Linguistics), University of Melbourne, Advanced Mediation Skills & Theory, University of Melbourne.
Professional Memberships: Law Institute of Victoria
Richard leads the Family Law practice group. Richard appears in trials, mediations and procedural hearings regularly in the Federal Circuit Court and Family Court of Australia to represent clients in respect of their family law matters on both financial and child related issues.
Richard has completed accreditation as a mediator and has a reputation of being able to resolve matters before trial. Richard has much experience in complex high value matters; involving disputes to business valuations, identifying hidden assets, taxation consequences for financial settlements and engaging experts where necessary to dispute opposing parties’ arguments.
Richard’s child law practice has seen him advise on issues such as special needs children, instances of past and protection against future child abuse, psychological assessments of parents and other potential child carers.
Richard is fluent in French.