Richard Harris is a partner at Gilbert + Tobin, where he heads the Litigation + Dispute Resolution Group. An experienced, strategic and pragmatic litigator, Richard specialises in significant commercial litigation (including class actions) and investigations. He regularly advises banks, large corporations and their boards on major dispute, regulatory and governance issues.
Richard has been involved in a wide range of substantial complex commercial litigation in Australian superior jurisdictions including the High Court. Issues raised in those disputes include class actions, cartel conduct, mergers, resources, confidential information, directors' duties, complex financial and banking products, market misconduct, securities, capital raisings, tax, contracts, financial services, infrastructure, funds management, insolvency and restructuring.
He is currently advising a major Australian trading bank in relation to the Financial Services Royal Commission, and previously led Westpac’s defence of the Bank Bill Swap Rate litigation.