Richard’s practise encompasses all areas of criminal and appellate law in all jurisdictions - he has appeared in numerous bail applications, pleas, trials, contested hearings and appeals.
Areas of Expertise
Criminal Law (Appellate)
Richard was admitted to practice in 1997. From 1998 to 2002 he worked as a criminal lawyer for the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service. He then worked as a Senior Lecturer in Law at Deakin University Law School. He signed the Bar Roll on 24 May 2007.
He appears in the Magistrates, County and Supreme Courts - in both the trial division and the Court of Appeal - in all criminal matters.
Richard is admitted to appear in all states of Australia and regularly appears interstate.
He is co-author of the Australian Sentencing (Thomson Reuters) (2013) and has published extensively in the areas of sentencing, evidence, criminal procedure and prisoners' rights.