Richard leads the employment, industrial relations and safety practice at Batch Mewing Lawyers. He delivers practical and strategic solutions to employers of all sizes on matters ranging from day-to-day human resources issues to complex collective disputes.
Richard advises clients on how to build their relationship with their workforce on an individual and collective level. He prioritises avoiding and managing disputes but if a dispute escalates he is an experienced litigator focused on delivering his clients’ preferred outcomes.
Richard has deep experience working with clients in the building, construction and infrastructure sectors and beyond, including in the labour hire, transport, maritime, mining, government, real estate, retail and health industries.
Working in house in “front line” industrial relations roles has given Richard the negotiating and advocacy skills he brings to his practice. He appreciates the value of concise and practical advice.
Richard’s experience includes: