A Barrister and a Chartered Accountant, Richard’s sought-after expertise and unique skill-set enables him to provide invaluable advice and representation when acting for clients in tax and commercial matters.
Richard is regularly briefed in federal and state taxation matters. He has appeared for taxpayers, the Commissioner of Taxation and the NSW Chief Commissioner of State Revenue. He has acted for clients during tax audits, tax objections and appeared in the Federal Court, the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and the Civil and Administrative Tribunal of NSW. He also provides taxation advice to clients in non-litigious circumstances.
is also regularly briefed in commercial and equity matters. This has seen him
appear in numerous matters in the Supreme Court of NSW as well as other Courts
and Tribunals. Some of the areas of commercial/equity law in which Richard commonly
advises and appears, include: breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty,
oppression of minority interest shareholders, trusts, partnerships, real
property (including leases) and misleading or deceptive conduct.
to being called to the Bar, Richard spent 10 years at PwC, where he worked on a
broad range of local and multinational clients’ affairs, with a particular
focus on corporate income tax. He holds a Bachelor of Laws, with Honours and a
Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance).
Commissioner of Taxation v Fabig (2013) 215 FCR 122
Busways Blacktown Pty Limited v Westbus Region 1 Pty Limited & Ors  NSWSC 1590
Gerard Cassegrain & Co Pty Ltd (in liquidation) v Cassegrain (2013) 305 ALR 687