Richard Beasley SC came to the Bar in 1997, and was appointed silk in 2011. He has conducted cases and advised on matters involving major administrative law, and planning and environmental issues (such as Barangaroo, and numerous mine approvals). He has also appeared in a wide range of commercial, contract and valuation matters.
In January 2016 Richard was appointed by the Minister for Local Government as the Commissioner for the Auburn City Council Public Inquiry. In July 2016 he was appointed as the Principal Member of the Racing Appeal Panel by Racing NSW.
Outside of the law, Richard is the author of four novels: Hell Has Harbour Views (2001, Pan Macmillan, 2005 ABC TV), The Ambulance Chaser (2004, Pan Macmillan), Me and Rory Macbeath (2013, Hachette) and Cyanide Games (2016, Simon & Schuster).