Born and raised in Halifax, Richard graduated from Dalhousie University with his law degree in 2011 and was called to the bar in 2012. His practice consists largely of commercial, estate, and insurance litigation.


Richard has extensive experience representing financial institutions and private enterprises. He also deals with disputes involving government actors, including constitutional challenges to legislation and government action. Other interest areas include maritime/admiralty law (including fisheries defence work), real property, and defamation. He has appeared as counsel in contested motions, trials, and appeals before all levels of the Court in Nova Scotia. In addition, he has also acted for clients at the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board and the Federal Court of Canada.

Sample decisions from the Courts include:


Bar Admission

  • Nova Scotia (2012)

Law School

  • Dalhousie University


  • University of King’s College (BA, 2003)
  • University of Kent (MA, 2006)
  • University of King’s College (BJ – one-year program, 2008)
  • Dalhousie University (JD, 2011)

Professional Activities & Affiliations

  • Canadian Maritime Law Association

Community & Volunteer Activities

  • Board member, Nova Scotia Gambia Association (2012-2015)
  • Commission member, Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission (2013-2016)
  • Treasurer – Eastern Admiralty Law Association

Lectures & Presentations

  • Presenter, “A Primer on Judicial Reviews” – Nova Scotia Legal Aid Professional Development Day, December 2015

Law Society Memberships

  • Nova Scotia Barristers' Society
  • Canadian Bar Association


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