We are very pleased to advise that Josh Richards has recently joined the SLF team where he is leading the Western Australian office whilst Natalie Markovski is on maternity leave. Prior to joining SLF, Josh was based in South Australia.
Josh is an experienced litigator where he specialises in commercial litigation and insolvency (both corporate and personal). His expertise includes:
- Commercial Litigation
- Banking and Finance
- Corporate Insolvency
- Personal Insolvency
- Franchise Litigation
- Secured and Unsecured Debt Recovery
- Property and Leasing Disputes
He has experience in a wide range of commercial litigation and dispute resolution matters from small neighbourhood disputes to large scale and complex commercial litigation. Recently he acted for the Australian Taxation Office in complicated tax recovery proceedings which involved numerous defendants and multiple court proceedings. He has also acted for a National Franchisor in a dispute that proceeded to a 4 week trial in the South Australian Supreme Court where he successfully assisted the Franchisor defending an action bought by a Master Franchisee for wrongful termination and other incidental matters (successful at first instance and in appellate proceedings in the Full Court of the South Australian Supreme Court). Josh also has particular expertise in mortgagee enforcement actions where he has acted for one of Australia’s larges banks in the last few years.
Josh is also experienced in insolvency matters (corporate and personal) where he has provided advice to insolvency practitioners (as well as initiating Court proceedings), including acting for liquidators, administrators and trustees in bankruptcy.
In his role of leading the Western Australian office but also with his South Australian legal experience, Josh will be pleased to discuss with you any legal matters that may arise in either Western Australia or South Australia He looks forward to meeting and getting to know you, so please make contact with Josh to discuss any queries.