Chairman of Partners
Richard is an experienced litigator practicing in the area of commercial litigation and mediation with a focus on contract law, property development and planning law.
He acts for clients in a range of commercial, property, contractual, statutory and construction related matters.
He is an experienced negotiator regularly acting for clients in negotiations and mediations with the private, local, State and Federal government sectors.
He represents clients in the full range of courts and tribunals including Supreme & District Courts of Western Australia, Federal Court of Australia and the State Administrative Tribunal.
Commencing in the late 1980s Richard was a pioneer of commercial mediation for clients as an alternative to protracted and expensive litigation. His mediation and negotiation skills have been recognised by the Office of the Mediation Advisor (OMA) resulting in his appointment as a mediator under the Franchising Code, Oil Code and other codes.
Building on 30 years of working with business and government, Richard has a broad experience and a wide network in Western Australian and Australian business circles. He is the Chairman of Partners of Jackson McDonald.
Professional Associations & Memberships
- Law Society of Western Australia
- Australian Institute of Judicial Administration (AIIJA)
Awards & Rankings
- Best Lawyers 2017 - Alternative Dispute Resolution, Litigation and Real Property law