Richard has been a solicitor since 1984 and the Principal Solicitor of Wesley Community Legal Service, Sydney, since 1994. He won the Ministerâ€™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.