Richard Bell

Called to the Bar in 1981


[Phone] 0292313133
[Fax] 0292327170


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Areas of Practice








Regular mediation in diverse areas including family provision, probate and other family disputes, commercial, family partnership and defacto and building disputes. Richard has frequently acted as Counsel for parties in mediations and prepared many papers for the Bar Association and lawyers on the conduct of mediations. He is a current member of the Bar Council’s Mediation Committee and current NSW Supreme Court panel mediator.




Since 1981 Richard has appeared in a wide range of cases at trial, including jury trials, appellate hearings including the High Court of Australia, NSW Court of Appeal and Supreme Court (Equity and Common Law divisions), Full Federal Court, Federal Court, Family Court of Australia at trial and appeal, District Court, Dust Diseases Tribunal and the Court of Disputed Returns.


Amongst those cases include


High Court

Appearances in special leave applications including matrimonial matters (Su v Chang (2002) 29 Fam LR 406 covering disclosure obligations; and Mackay concerning superannuation) and common law applications.