President

Richard Harvey

The Principal of Richard Harvey & Associates, a property and general practice law firm located on Sydney’s lower north shore, Richard Harvey has practiced continuously as a legal practitioner in NSW for nearly four decades.

A Councillor of The Law Society of New South Wales since 2011, Richard is a Law Society Accredited Specialist in Property Law, Chair of the Property Law Committee and The Law Society of New South Wales Specialist Accreditation Board and a committee member of The Law Society of New South Wales and REI Joint Copyright Committee.

Richard has previously served on the Law Society’s Fidelity Fund Committee, Finance Committee, Conduct Committee and Diversity Committee. He has been Secretary of The North Metropolitan Regional Law Society since 2010.

Richard graduated from the Australian Institute of Company Directors in 2016 and is also a non-Executive Director of Lawcover. He also regularly writes and speaks on Property Law.

Outside of the legal profession, Richard is Patron and President of Petersham Rugby Union Football Club, Chair of The NSW Suburban Rugby Unions’ Judiciary Appeals Committee and Director of a private charitable foundation.

In 2000 Richard received The Australian Sports Medal for his services to Rugby Union.

Richard has chosen Foodbank NSW/ACT as his President’s Charity for 2020. Foodbank is the only food relief organisation to play a role in times of emergency and natural disasters such as bushfires, floods and cyclones.

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