Practising as an attorney for 27 years, Richard first started at Wright Rose-Innes at its then Kempton Park and Germiston offices in 1988 and 1989 for his articles.
After graduating with a BA LL.B degree from University of the Witwatersrand in 1985, Richard was admitted as an attorney in 1990, and as a conveyancer the following year. He has extensive experience in labour law including the old Industrial Court, conciliation boards and, since 1995, various bargaining councils, the CCMA, the Labour Court and the Labour Appeal Court, as well as in relation to commercial disputes proceeding by way of private arbitration or to the High Court.
Services provided by Richard include handling of individual and collective labour law disputes, acting as chairperson in disciplinary proceedings, acting as arbitrator/mediator and prosecutor in internal disciplinary tribunals and hearings, presentations on the Companies Act and Labour Relations Act, consulting on acquisitions and related share transactions, drafting of shareholder agreements, appropriate resolutions and related corporate and labour advisory services. In addition to practising as a part-time conveyancer for 26 years, Richard also served as an acting judge in the Labour Court in December 2011 and December 2016. Richard is a past president of the South African Society for Labour Law (SASLAW) 2015 – 2016 and presently sits on its National Committee. He is also a director of SASLAW Pro Bono NPC.
Richard is an avid mountain biker and Africa off-road adventure traveller.
Dip. Labour Law
Advanced Company Law I
Advanced Company Law II
Certificate Course in Arbitration
Attorney of the High Court of South Africa
Conveyancer of the High Court of South Africa
Past President of South African Society for Labour Law (SASLAW) (2014 – 2016)
Director, SASLAW Pro Bono NPC (2014 – present)
Acting Judge of the Labour Court
South African Society for Labour Law
Associate Member of the Association of Arbitrators (Southern Africa)
The SASLAW Pro Bono Project - Labour Court to provide access to justice