Family and Criminal Law
B.Sc (First Class Honours) (Keele University)
P.G.C.E (Cambridge University)
P.G.D.L (Nottingham Law School)
P.G.D.P.L.S (Inns of Court School of Law, London)
Barrister (England & Wales, United Kingdom)
Barrister & Solicitor (Western Australia & High Court of Australia)
Awards include The Prince of Wales Scholarship, The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn, London
2001: Called to the Bar (England & Wales, United Kingdom)
2001-2010: Barrister in independent practice at Harrington Street Chambers (Liverpool, United Kingdom)
2010: Bridging course for overseas trained lawyers (Distinction) (Murdoch University, College of Law (WA))
2011: Admitted to practise as a Barrister & Solicitor (Supreme Court of WA)
2012: Admitted to practise as a Barrister & Solicitor (High Court of Australia)
Richard specialises in all areas of family law (including property settlement, superannuation splitting, family trusts and businesses, children issues, divorce, de facto relationships, spousal maintenance and child support), in addition to family violence, restraining orders and the interplay between criminal proceedings and family proceedings. He has extensive trial experience as Counsel since 2002. Richard also has strong experience in negotiating prompt and effective settlements. However, in some situations it is not possible to reach an early settlement due to the unreasonable stance or behaviour of the other side. Whether your matter is simple and amicable or complex and emotionally charged, Richard’s sole objective is to provide his clients with independent, expert, professional, objective legal advice and representation in order to strive for the best possible outcome for his clients in the particular circumstances of each case. It’s this knowledge and dedication that makes Richard one of the best family lawyers in Perth. In his spare time, Richard enjoys swimming, motorcycling, cycling, art and playing the piano.
Richard has a professional membership to the Family Law Practitioners’ Association of Western Australia.