Richard qualified at Auckland University graduating in 1974 with LLB (Hons). He did his dissertation for his Honours degree on Employers Vicarious Liability for admissions made by employees.He has practiced in the following fields.
- Conveyancing (including subdivisions)
- Litigation and mediations in various Courts including District Court, High Court, Court of Appeal, Family Court, Environment Court, Employment Tribunal and Court, Weathertight Homes Resolution Service.
- Estates and trusts including Family Protection claims and other claims disputing or defending provisions in wills
- Commercial transactions including refinancing, sales and purchase of business, company law including shareholders agreements and covenants
Richard has been a Notary Public since 1993 and undertakes frequent Notary work and has a good understanding of the overseas requirements. He is able to witness and authenticate documents that are required to be sent overseas.