Level 27 Lumley Centre 88 Shortland Street
Private Bag 92518, Auckland
1141 New Zealand
Tel: +64 9 977 5013
Fax: +64 9 307 0331
Richard is a senior litigation partner. He has been a partner at the firm since 1986, and formerly headed the dispute resolution department. He has more than 25 years’ experience in civil litigation.
He acts on a wide range of commercial disputes for many of the firm’s major corporate and local authority clients. His experience includes banking, contract, insurance, professional liability, company and securities, insolvency, negligence, and property litigation.
Richard regularly appears in court as sole or lead counsel. He also acts as instructing solicitor and assisting counsel to a number of New Zealand’s most prominent Queen’s Counsel.
Richard is also experienced in arbitration and mediation. He actively seeks cost-effective, practical, and innovative strategies and solutions to disputes.
Litigation Law Practice:
Simpson Grierson is recognised as having a leading commercial litigation practice in the New Zealand market. Our commercial litigation department regularly conducts significant and large scale cases in all New Zealand courts.
Our commercial litigators also advise on how to resolve disputes without recourse to the courts. This can involve the adoption of alternative dispute resolution procedures such as mediation. We also work with our commercial law specialists, to advise clients as early as possible on risk identification and management.
Our areas of expertise include: company and securities law, competition law including cartel claims, employment law, insurance, intellectual property, media, broadcasting & defamation, product liability, professional negligence.
Simpson Grierson is one of New Zealand’s leading commercial law firms, and also one of the largest. We have over 330 staff, including 48 partners and more than 180 legal staff, in our Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch offices.
We are a full-service law firm and proud of our reputation for providing expert, yet practical, advice across all areas of commercial law. We are a “plain English” firm.
We are a firm of specialists. Our clients do not receive employment advice from a general commercial litigator, construction advice from a property lawyer, or tax advice from a mergers and acquisitions specialist. Our large size means we can resource our teams with specialist lawyers in every commercial area. We work to attract and retain talented people to support this approach.
We have excellent international connections. We are New Zealand’s only member of Lex Mundi, the world’s leading association of independent law firms. We are a co-founder of the Pacific Rim Advisory Council. Our partners include members of the International Bar Association and the Inter-Pacific Bar Association.