Richard was admitted as a Barrister in New South Wales and the High Court in 1992, and appointed Senior Counsel in NSW in 2005. He is also admitted in Victoria.
Richard practises primarily in the area of intellectual property, including copyright, trade marks, patents, confidential information, passing-off and related trade names and consumer protection law, with a particular focus on matters concerning the music business and entertainment law, regularly appearing in the Federal Court of Australia (both at first instance and on appeal) and the Copyright Tribunal of Australia. He has also appeared in a number of leading intellectual property cases in the High Court of Australia.
He also practises in telecommunications, broadcasting and competition law, as well as in general commercial and equity matters.