Richard is well recognised as a commercial litigator, with a particular focus on alternative dispute resolution, and is one of Australia’s leading media lawyers.
He has over 30 years' experience with Corrs, and serves on a number of community and not for profit boards including as deputy chair of the Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation and the Mt Buller and Mt Stirling Alpine Resort.
In June 2019, Richard was awarded a medal in the Order of Australia for his contribution to the community, including his involvement with the RCH Foundation, the Melbourne Press Club, the Conversation Media Group and the Australian Friends of Asha.
Richard also helps lead Corrs’ pro bono and community initiatives.
Leading Lawyer - TMT: Media
Best Lawyer - Entertainment Law
Best Lawyer - Alternative Dispute Resolution
Best Lawyer – Litigation
Best Lawyer - Defamation & Media Law
Lawyer of the Year - Entertainment Law, Melbourne
Lawyer of the Year - Defamation and Media, Melbourne
“Richard has the ability to strike the right balance between common sense and what is legally correct. He understands when it is appropriate to pursue every fine legal point and when it doesn’t make commercial sense to do that. He has the fine intellect and street sense you need to get in there and nail difficult issues. He administers his work with quick hands and responsiveness”
“His strengths are high-level judgement and strategic advice that takes in the big picture”