Richard has been a solicitor since 1984 and the Principal Solicitor of Wesley Community Legal Service, Sydney, since 1994. He won the Minister’s Award for Consumer Advocacy in 2006. Working for the only community legal centre in the world specialising in problem gambling, Richard has a strong interest in insolvency.
Although gambling is only reported as the official cause of a small percentage of consumer bankruptcies, Richard believes it is a factor in many more. Richard is a regular contributor to Sharkwatch magazine, to New Directions and a range of other publications.