Richard Bradshaw was admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales in 1974. He migrated to Australia in 1978 and first settled in Sydney where he worked for a large commercial law firm for three years.
Richard was then appointed a Senior Legal Officer (and subsequently the Principal Legal Officer) of the Pitjantjatjara Council based in Alice Springs. His role included advising in relation to land, mining, commercial and other legal issues.
Richard joined Johnston Withers in April 1990 and became a Director in 1996. Richard is widely regarded as one of Australia’s leading practitioners in the area of Aboriginal land rights and native title law. His experience specifically includes:
Richard also specialises in the area of defamation.
Richard is the head of the Commercial Law Section at Johnston Withers, and his practice includes general commercial and corporate law. Particular areas of expertise include:
Richard is a member of the Law Society of South Australia and has been a member of its Aboriginal Issues Committee since that Committee's inception in 1997. He has written on land rights and native title issues and presented various papers on them and also on defamation.