Bachelor of Health Sciences (Public Health), University of Adelaide
Bachelor of Laws with Honours, University of Adelaide
Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice
Admitted to practice 2006
Member of Golden Key Honour Society
Member of the Law Society of South Australia
Committee Member, Industrial Law Committee, Law Society of South Australia
Member of the Australian Lawyers Alliance
Clare Jackson 08 8205 1283 (Adelaide)
Nicola Page 08 9211 5800 (Perth)
Richard Yates has an astute insight into the impact that injury and ill-health can have on people’s lives – and how the Law can help them.
Richard not only has a law degree but also a degree in Health Sciences. As a result Richard understands that when things go wrong for people at work, the effects are felt in all other parts of their life, especially their family.
That’s why he endeavours to keep the process moving quickly for clients who seek help for a Workplace crisis such as unfair dismissal, discrimination, or debilitating injury.
In these efforts, Richard is assisted by his professional experience on both sides of the fence in Employment Law.
Having acted for employers as well as employees, he knows how to find solutions that will be acceptable to both sides.
Associations that represent the interests of specific groups of workers seek advice from Richard. He also advises individuals and corporate bodies on contracts of employment, terminations and disciplinary matters.
Richard assists clients injured in motor vehicle accidents, especially where their ability to work has been impaired.
In addition, he acts for people who’ve been placed under investigation by their employer.
Richard has achieved particular success in winning large settlements for Workcover claimants, and helping employees to secure their workplace entitlements.
An affinity for people and a desire to help them emerge from periods of darkness in their lives has made Richard ideally suited to his areas of practice.
His focus is on providing accurate advice, timely service, penetrating advocacy, and an understanding ear.
In the media:
1/8/12: SA Kids Magazine: How long is too long to leave kids in a car? Click here
24/5/12: The Advertiser: Social media - lawsuits from the grave. Click here
9/4/13: What is a criminal conviction and what impact can it have on me?
24/7/12: No excuses for red light runners