David Richards

David Richards

Following admission; David worked in private practice in the ACT as an employed solicitor and as a partner in a national law firm. David is a past committee member and Chairman of the ACT Continuing Legal Education Committee and a past ACT Law Society Councilor.

David has Chambers in Canberra (Blackburn Chambers) and in Sydney (Henry Parkes Chambers).

In January 2004, David commenced as a part-time Senior Lecturer in the Masters’ program at the ANU.

Called to the Bar
2004

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Phone

02 6248 0040

Email

richards@blackburnchambers.com.au

Practice areas

Common law / Personal injury

Cases

  • Fischetti v Classic Constructions (Aust) Pty Ltd and Vero Insurance Limited [2013] ACTSC 210
  • Sellick v Australian Postal Corporation [2009] FCAFC 146
  • John Holland Group Pty Ltd v Robertson [2010] FCAFC 88
  • Commonwealth Bank of Australia v Reeve [2012] FCAFC 21
  • Drenth v Comcare [2012] FCAFC 86
  • Szabo v Comcare [2012] FCAFC 129
  • Australian Postal Corporation v Sinnaiah [2013] FCAFC 98
  • Smith v Comcare (2013) FCAFC [2013] FCAFC 65
  • Westrupp v BIS Industries Limited [2015] FCAFC 173
  • Smith v Comcare [2014] FCA 811
  • O’Kane v Comcare [2014] FCA 341
  • Illife v Comcare [2013] FCA 1434
  • Petgge v Linfox [2012] FCA 687
  • Smith v Comcare [2012] FCA 502
  • Von Stieglitz v Comcare [2012] FCA 55
  • Szabo v Comcare [2012] FCA 28
  • Dean v Australian Postal Corporation [2010] FCA 680
  • Australian Postal Corporation v Chalkley [2010] FCA 342
  • Fairweather v Australian Postal Corporation [2009] FCA 1290
  • Nelson v Comcare [2009] FCA 1149
  • Australian Postal Corporation v Hughes [2009] FCA 1057
  • Australian Postal Corporation v Sellick [2008] FCA 236
  • Jordan v Australian Postal Corporation [2007] FCA 2028
  • Lang v Comcare [2007] FCA
  • Lee v Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission [2006] FCA 1508
  • Military Rehabilitation & Compensation Commission v Clark [2006] FCA 306
  • Riddle v Telstra Corporation Limited [2006] FCA 58
  • Taylor v Australian Postal Corporation [2004] FCA 1265

Publications

  • David Richards, Male Circumcision: Medical or Ritual? (1996) 3 Journal of Law and Medicine 371
  • David Richards, Comcare Tricks and Traps s14 and s16 Determinations and Settlement Terms (2004) 65 Australian Lawyers Alliance Precedent 6
  • David Richards, Comcare ‘Cease effects’ decisions can be revisited (2004) 11 NSW Law Society Journal 64
  • David Richards, Comcare Cease Effects Decisions (2004) 194 ACT Law Society Ethos 20
  • David Richards, Administrative Appeals Tribunal—Recent Developments Comcare—Cease Effects Decisions (2005) Tasmania Law Society Journal
  • David Richards, Remittal Orders and Reconsiderations in the AAT (2005) 43 Vol 2 NSW Law Society Journal 69
  • David Richards, Remittal Orders and Reconsiderations in the AAT (2005) 195 ACT Law Society Ethos 18
  • David Richards, Comcare Cease Effects Decisions (2005) March Queensland Law Society Proctor 17
  • David Richards, Common Law Claims and the Expansion of the SRC Act (2005) May WA Law Society Brief 14
  • David Richards, Common Law Claims and the Expansion of the SRC Act (2005) 43 SA Law Society Bulletin 17
  • David Richards, Common Law Claims under an expanding SRC Act (2005) 43 NSW Law Society Journal 65
  • David Richards, Common Law Claims and The Expansion of the SRC Act (2005) 196 ACT Law Society Ethos 18
  • David Richards, Remittal Orders and Reconsiderations in the AAT (2005) Winter TAS Law Letter 20
  • David Richards, Defence to Commonwealth Injury Claims (2005) Spring TAS Law Letter Spring 17
  • David Richards, The Requirement for Causation Following Hannaford (2005) Summer TAS Law Letter 11
  • David Richards, The Un-Erasable Ledger Revisiting Comcare “Cease Effects” Decisions (2005) 79 VIC Law Institute Journal 52
  • David Richards, Defences to Commonwealth Injury Claims (2005) 198 ACT Law Society Ethos 17
  • David Richards, Defences to Commonwealth Injury Claims (2006) 44 NSW Law Society Journal 68
  • David Richards, The Requirement for Causation following Hannaford (2006) 28 SA Law Society Bulletin 22
  • David Richards, Common Law Claims and The Expansion of the SRC Act (2006) 80 VIC Law Institute Journal Volume 42
  • David Richards, Evidentiary Onus and Prejudice in the AAT (2006) 92 Tas Law Letter 25
  • David Richards, The Requirement for Causation Following Hannaford (2006) 199 ACT Law Society Ethos 16
  • David Richards, Evidentiary Onus and Prejudice in the AAT (2006) 28 SA Law Society Bulletin 21
  • David Richards, Evidentiary Onus and Prejudice in the AAT (2006) 44 NSW Law Society Journal 60
  • David Richards, Evidentiary Onus and Prejudice in the AAT (2006) 201 ACT Law Society Ethos 24
  • David Richards, Significant Contribution—Comcare Claims (2007) 203 ACT Law Society Ethos No 16
  • David Richards, Employees Must Establish ‘Significant Contribution to Disease’ (2007) 45 NSW Law Society Journal 41
  • David Richards, Employees Must Establish ‘Significant Contribution to Disease’ (2007) 95 Tas Law Letter 23
  • David Richards, Pre-Litigation Procedures—Civil Law (Wrongs) Act 2002 (2009) 213 ACT Law Society Ethos 11