Richard has practiced as a barrister and solicitor since 2001. He heads the litigation team at Sharp Tudhope Lawyers, and specialises in the law relating to Building and Construction matters.
He is well versed in the NZS391 Trilogy having advised on and prepared contracts based on NZS3910, NZS3916 and NZS3917.
He is the immediate past chairperson of the Bay of Plenty branch of Civil Contractors New Zealand and recently co-authored the second edition of Connexis’ course materials for its Civil Infrastructure Contracts unit standards.
Richard brings legal expertise and familiarity with NZ contract law to his role with Clever Buying, as well as specialised expertise in probity auditing within procurement contexts.