Richard represents private and public sector employers in litigation and regularly advises clients on employment issues, including terminations, wrongful and constructive dismissal claims, employment contracts, statutory employment obligations, and human rights issues. He has appeared before the Provincial Court of British Columbia, the Supreme Court of British Columbia, the BC Court of Appeal, the Employment Standards Branch, and the BC Human Rights Tribunal.
Richard is practical and methodical in his practice. He quickly arrives at the heart of a problem, and believes that the best solutions are rational, effective, and grounded in common sense. Richard enjoys working closely with his clients on their workplace issues, and is a zealous advocate for their best interests.
Recent Speaking Engagements
- “31 Flavours Of Damages”, (panelist), Employment Law Conference 2017, The Continuing Legal Education Society of BC, May 2017
- “Law And The Architect”, Architectural Institute of British Columbia, September 2016
- “Extra Sprinkles: Four Less Common Flavours Of Tort Damages Arising in The Employment Context”, (co-author), Employment Law Conference, The Continuing Legal Education Society of BC, May 2017
- “Practical Alternatives To Restrictive Covenants” and “The Impact Of Restrictive Covenants On Reasonable Notice”, (co-author), Employment Law Conference, The Continuing Legal Education Society of BC, May 2014
Professional & Community Activities
- Executive, Employment Law section, Canadian Bar Association, BC branch, 2016 – present
- Member, Labour Law section, Canadian Bar Association, BC branch
Year of Call
- British Columbia, 2012
- JD, University of British Columbia, 2011
- BA, University of British Columbia, 2008