Richard joined Broadhurst from a leading offshore law firm where he gained experience in contentious trust litigation and cross-border insolvency disputes.
Prior to arriving in the Cayman Islands, Richard practiced as a Senior Associate in the Disputes team of a leading full service law firm in Australia. During that time, Richard primarily focused on the institution, conduct and defence of contentious insolvency and restructuring litigation on behalf of liquidators, as well as acting on behalf of both corporate and individual clients in various commercial disputes - including but not limited to: leasing, franchise and joint venture disputes, debt recovery actions, breach of contract claims, strata disputes, as well as breach of confidence and professional negligence claims.
- Acting on behalf of joint official liquidators with respect to seeking the Grand Court's sanction to sell certain recovered assets in circumstances where those assets were the subject of foreign proprietary claims.
- Acting on behalf of various dissenter groups in different section 238 proceedings in the Cayman Islands.
- Provision of advice to clients on matters as they relate to Cayman law, including but not limited to; Beddoe relief and the effect of forum non conveniens clauses in trust deeds under Cayman law.
- Undertaking recovery action on behalf of Liquidators, including but not limited to; unfair preference claims, breach of directors' duties claims, insolvent trading claims, breach of contract claims (with respect to negligent advice) and voidable transactions.
- Institution conduct and defence of corporate wind up proceedings (including preceding creditor's statutory demand matters).
- Provision of advice to insolvency practitioners with respect to the compatibility of their powers and duties under the Companies Act (2020 Revision) and Companies Winding Up Rules (2018).
EDUCATION, PROFESSIONAL ACHEIVEMENTS AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
Richard graduated from the University of Melbourne in Australia with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts. He was called as a Barrister and Solicitor to the Supreme Court of Victoria and High Court of Australia in 2012 and admitted as an Attorney-at-Law in the Cayman Islands in 2019. He is a member of the Cayman Islands Law Society and the Law Institute of Victoria (non- practicing).
In his free time, Richard volunteers as a “Big” with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Cayman Islands.