Richard is a Director of Polczynski Robinson with a focus on commercial, construction and insolvency litigation.
He enjoys an enviable reputation as a problem-solver with over 25 years' experience in Australia and the UK. Richard has a steely reputation for resolving complex litigation for and against liquidators, receivers, administrators and trustees.
Richard regularly advises on:
- insolvent estates
- unfair preferences
- voidable transactions
- retention of title disputes
- trusts and tracing of funds
- insolvent trading claims
- actions against directors for breach of duties
Richard has worked on some extremely high-profile cases involving the Arrium Group, Amerind, Lehman Brothers, Jackgreen Ltd and the Raptis Group of companies in the following courts:
- Supreme Court
- Court of Appeal
- Federal Court
- Full Federal Court
- High Court
Richard has a wealth of experience in running major corporate litigation involving complex, highly-structured financial models, like those arising from the Allco Group's insolvency. His experience also covers large-scale construction litigation including expert determinations, and arbitration processes relating to defective works and increased scope of works claims.
Qualifications and memberships
- The Law Society of New South Wales
- Australian Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association (ARITA)