Richard has exclusive experience in insurance litigation since the early 1980’s. He has been a partner of the firm since 1987.
Richard’s areas of expertise include WorkCover, occupational health and safety, risk and claims management, and employment law.
Richard is a senior partner in the Workplace Services team which provides a range of services to WorkSafe Victoria, major employers, insurers and self-insurer companies across the retail, manufacturing and service sectors.
Richard is regularly asked to make presentations and conduct training sessions on various aspects of the Accident Compensation Act 1985 and risk management.
Richard has a reputation for delivering timely, quality service with creative solutions that satisfy client’s strategic objectives. His career has a depth only years of experience can provide, traversing the long history of significant amendments to the Workers Compensation Act 1958 and the Accident Compensation Act 1985.
Worksafe and Insurance Services
- Has practiced in the Victorian workers’ compensation jurisdiction since 1983 and together with Michael Gatehouse, founded the firm’s Workplace and Insurance Services team in 1986
- Has acted for Coles Group Limited since 1992
- More than 24 years experience defending litigated and pre litigated claims under the Accident Compensation Act 1985, serious injury applications and common law actions
- Extensive experience conducting litigation before the Magistrates’ Court, County Court, Supreme Court and Court of Appeal