Richard works with his clients to achieve their goals by resolving their legal, business and personal challenges. He recognises that client's problems aren't merely legal, so his solutions can't be either.
Richard provides practical, commercial and understandable advice to clients in the areas of property, business and trusts law.
His pragmatic, easy-going style and ability to immerse himself in the client business and connect quickly with the client, ensures his advice is relevant and on point; emotionally, legally and commercially.
What Richard's clients say:
"What impressed us most about Richard was his ability to go the extra mile. We were able to trust Richard especially when things started to get complicated" [Andrew and Berit Lawson - Vivian Street Osteopaths]
"Richard has an excellent understanding of commercial law; he is very personable and is genuinely interested in understanding our business" [ Charlaine Barnfather - Safe Business Solutions]
"Richard is prompt, professional and knowledgeable. He is extremely approachable and explains things clearly. He genuinely cares about his clients and wants to see them succeed" [Stephanie Murray - Stephanie Murray Mortgages]
"Richard and his team have consistently taken a friendly professional approach to our business, he is genuinely interested in what we are doing and partnering with us rather than just providing a legal service." [Dave and Jo James - Begin Distilling Limited (Juno Gin)]
"Richard is very approachable, explores all options and made sure I fully understood the process and outcome. He was great to work with, informative and very supportive." [Sue McMaster]
"Being able to contact Richard was so reassuring...In all my dealings with Richard he has been impeccably thorough, prompt, trustworthy, fair and gentlemanly." [Christine Robson]
"We couldn't have asked for a more approachable, accessible and thorough solicitor. As first home buyers, the process was unfamiliar and daunting to us and having Richard run through the fine details and explain everything with so much patience made the experience so much less stressful." [Moerangi Tamati]
"He communicated succinctly and clearly, with the ability to translate complicated terms into language that was easily understood. We genuinely enjoyed each of our meetings with him. It makes me look forward to any legal dealings in future, having had such a positive experience." [Nicola Isbister]
"The thing we found most helpful was receiving fast, accurate, unambiguous and succinct information at every turn. It has been a pleasure to deal with Richard and the very friendly team at Billings" [Dave and Jodi Fox]
A fitness fanatic, outside work you will find Richard in the gym, trail running, mountain biking, adventure racing, ocean swimming and coaching his son's rugby team.
Richard is a Member of the Board of the Taranaki Chamber of Commerce and Sport Taranaki and is also heavily involved in a number of community and business programmes including as a mentor for NZ Business Mentors and as a coach for the Taranaki Futures' Accelerator Programme.
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