Richard has over 30 years of experience in estate planning, debt recovery, litigation, and property law.

Richard is one of the few lawyers in the country who, following a series of structured peer to peer assessments carried out by the Law Society of New South Wales, has been awarded the title of Accredited Specialist in Property Law.

Richard is also the Chair of the Property Law Committee at the The Law Society of New South Wales, where he has the opportunity to give back to the legal community and the greater public by assisting with and providing feedback on the development of new legal policy and property law reform in New South Wales.

Qualifications and associations

  • Accredited Specialist in Property Law
  • President of Law Society of New South Wales 2020
  • Chair of the Property Law Committee of the New South Wales Law Society
  • Chair of the Law Society of New South Wales Specialist Accreditation Board (2016-2021)
  • Councillor/Director of The New South Wales Law Society (2010-2021)
  • Director of Lawcover Insurance Pty Limited (2015-2021)
  • Chair of The Appeals Committee New South Wales Suburban Rugby Union.
  • Graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors.
  • President & Patron of Petersham Rugby Club

Contact Thornton+King Lawyers

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Our offices

Balmain

45 Evans St, Balmain NSW 2041

Northbridge

146 Sailors Bay Rd, Northbridge NSW 2063

Tea Gardens

Shop 1/13 Maxwell St, Tea Gardens NSW 2324

Hornsby

45-47 Hunter Street, Hornsby, 2077

Meet our team of lawyers

Want to know who you’ll be dealing with? Our exceptional lawyers are industry leaders who are supported by a team of paralegals, conveyancers, and secretaries.

Karunn Shahani
Karunn Shahani
Principal Lawyer
Vanessa Caputo
Vanessa Caputo
Principal Lawyer
George Elmassian
George Elmassian
Principal Lawyer
Alan Olcayto
Alan Olcayto
Principal Lawyer
Sarah Newman
Sarah Newman
Principal Lawyer
Charmian Seil
Charmian Seil
Special Counsel
Richard Harvey
Richard Harvey
Special Counsel
David Lee-Young
David Lee-Young
Special Counsel
Navneet Elfar
Navneet Elfar
Special Counsel
Amanda Chik
Amanda Chik
Senior Associate
Jill Forrester
Jill Forrester
Senior Associate
Feris Sefian
Feris Sefian
Lawyer
Amber Page
Amber Page
Senior Licensed Conveyancer
Andy Habib
Andy Habib
SENIOR LICENSED CONVEYANCER

What our clients say…

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Scott Howison

Professional, efficient and great communication.

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Excellent support from Karun and his team (especially Alan). Knowledgeable team with only short waiting times to provide advice.

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