Experienced and multifaceted, Richard is a Director in the firm’s Property Department where he specialises in Bond Registrations and Cancellations. Richard works closely with the relevant financial institutions to ensure a streamlined, speedy and smooth bond registration process for the benefit of both the clients and the banks.
Having grown up in Grahamstown, Richard studied law at both Rhodes and UCT, obtaining a BA LLB degree. He qualified as an attorney after completing his articles and has been with the firm since 1999. Richard is also involved in property transfers as a conveyancer. Having started his legal career in litigation, Richard brings an extensive knowledge of the law to each transaction. This makes him well-positioned to identify problems and offer solutions to clients.
Richard’s sense of fairness and justice, and gentle approach to each transaction, no matter how big or small, endears him to his clients. This also serves him well in handing down fair and just decisions when acting as presiding officer at the Small Claims Court and the Estate Agency Affairs Board. Richard also has many years of experience in the Labour Law field and he still enjoys assisting clients in this challenging field. Additionally, he diplomatically attends to all staff and labour related matters within the firm with wisdom.
Richard is passionate about the law, and about sharing his knowledge and expertise with colleagues and students alike. He is a dedicated and patient mentor to candidate attorneys and also frequently lectures at the local Law School. In his spare time, Richard remains busy and serves as Chairman of the Hudson Park School Governing Body and member of the Arcadia Rotary Club and East London Farmer’s Association. He also makes time to spend much needed quality time with his family on their smallholding.
Attorney of the High Court of South Africa
Conveyancer of the High Court of South Africa
Arcadia rotary club
East london farmer’s association
Hudson park school governing body
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